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Calvin Ben Jones, 60, of Leonardtown was arrested Friday and charged with stealing shopping carts from the Food Lion located in Charlotte Hall.

Witnesses reported the suspect was placing the shopping carts in the bed of a pickup truck, according to police reports. A description of the suspect was broadcast, St. Mary’s County sheriff’s deputies went to a local metal and scrap yard business and found the suspect allegedly pulling away from a scrap metal pile containing 11 metal Food Lion shopping carts, the sheriff’s office.

Jones was detained while deputies contacted the business to obtain a copy of the receipt given to Jones for the sale of the metal carts, they reported. Jones was arrested and charged with fourth-degree burglary and theft.

JESSE YEATMAN