Man charged with shoplifting, violating sex offender registration

MURPHYSBORO, IL (KFVS) - What started as a shoplifting case at the Murphysboro Wal-Mart turned out to be something much bigger.

Policed say they arrested 42-year-old David Phillips on Thursday for reportedly for leaving the store with items he didn't pay for.

Officers say they soon learned Phillips is a registered sex offender in Tennessee, and say he was in violation of the requirements for his sex offender registration.

He was taken to the Jackson County Jail pending a court appearance.

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