Timothy James Mann

Timothy James Mann

A Hartsville man was charged with car theft on Christmas Eve, stemming from an incident that occurred in early December.

Timothy James Mann, 32, now faces multiple charges following his arrest.

According to the arrest report, Mann stole a 2019 Infinity QX60 from the parking lot at Lafayette Walmart on Dec. 6.

The crime was recorded on video.

It was the vehicle of a Walmart employee.

Then, Mann was discovered at the Lafayette Walmart on Dec. 24 by Macon County Sheriff's Department officer Darrell Taylor. As Taylor approached Mann, Mann fled across the parking lot, going across Winding Stairs Lane. When Taylor caught up with Mann, Mann resisted but was eventually taken into custody on the west side of Highway 10 South.

After Mann was booked into the Macon County Jail, Sgt. Sharon Racki and correctional officer Dennis Vieira searched Mann and found three baggies with a crystal-like substance that field-tested positively as methamphetamines, weighing 2.57 grams.

Mann also had a green, leafy substance believed to be marijuana and a snort straw.

Mann was charged with theft of property, evading arrest, resisting arrest, introducing drugs into a county facility, possession of a schedule VI substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and the manufacture, delivery, sale or possession of methamphetamines.

Mann's bond was set at $44,200, and his court date is slated for Jan. 15.