VERSAILLES, Mo. -- Criminal charges were dropped Monday against a Raymore man who was the subject of an investigation into thefts at several rural Walmarts.
Glenn Stevens, 74, took a lie detector test in Versailles, Mo., on Monday and then the newly elected Morgan County prosecutor informed him that the charges against him had been dropped. Stevens had been accused of stealing $1,500 worth of computer equipment from a Walmart store in Versailles."It's hard to describe how I feel," an emotional Stevens told KCTV5's Dana Wright. "It really is. It's relief knowing we don't have to continue waiting. We don't have to ...."Surrounded by his wife and family, Stevens broke down crying after learning his five-month long journey through the legal system was coming to a close.From the moment of his arrest last July in a string of Walmart thefts, Stevens and his wife of 54 years, Irene, swore that he had never set foot in the Walmart store in Versailles.At 6 a.m. Monday, the Stevens family headed to Versailles for a meeting with the prosecutor. The prosecutor agreed that Stevens was not the person that was captured on surveillance video."Clearly the build is different," said Prosecutor Dustin Dunklee. "Clearly it is a taller person because of the way the cart hits him. They had a lot of video. When he grabs things off the shelf he uses his left hand. Longer hair. Whiter underneath. Glasses. Glenn has perfect vision. There were just a lot of things that made it clear it was not Glenn."Stevens remains charged in two other thefts at rural Walmarts. His attorneys continue to work to get those charges dropped. Those charges are based on the case in Versailles and the attorneys believe those charges will also be dropped now that the Versailles charges have been dropped.The Stevens family said they will never go to Versailles or set foot in a Walmart store.
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