NC man sentenced to 11+ years after $3,000 shoplifting incident

Tyrone Elliott in a photo from Fayetteville Police.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — A Fayetteville man was sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison after a $3,000 shoplifting incident in 2015.

On Tuesday, Tyrone Elliott, 43, of the 1700 block of Englewood Drive was sentenced to 142 months (11.8 years) in prison, according to Fayetteville Police.

The charges stem from an incident that occurred on March 12, 2015, at Sam’s Club.

The investigation revealed that  Tyrone Elliott and his ex-wife Cassie Elliott-McDonald entered Sam’s Club and stole $3,031.98 worth of merchandise from the business, police said.

Tyrone Elliott then pawned some of the items taken, a Dell Laptop on April 7, 2015, and a Bose surround sound system on April 15, 2015, to Parker Pawn on Owen Drive.

Through the course of the investigation, Tyrone Elliott was charged with felony larceny, felony possession of stolen goods, felony conspiracy, and two counts of obtaining property by false pretense in the case.

During the process of the prosecution of the case in court, the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office also charged Elliott with two counts of habitual felon, according to police.

On Tuesday, Tyrone Elliott pleaded guilty to felony larceny, felony conspiracy, two counts of obtaining property by false pretense, and two counts of habitual felon, and was sentenced to 142 months in prison.

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