Murfreesboro Police recently responded to Walmart on Rutherford Blvd. in regards to an armed man who was reportedly shoplifting. Prior to officers arriving, the man allegedly showed a gun to an employee. The subject then made his way to the jewelry department.
As police arrived at the scene, they received a call that the culprit concealed a bottle of Coca-Cola and miscellaneous jewelry.
An employee at the store stopped the subject prior to this most recently situation, so police already knew who the man was when they walked into the store.
The subject was identified as Joshua Dylan Moss from Christiana, Tennessee.
When officers asked and were granted permission to search Moss, they found that he had 21 grams of meth in his possession along with what was described as a "Meth Pipe." Police also found two Xanax pills that he did not have a prescription for.
As for the pistol, the 25-year-old evidently had two pellet guns that were inside a shoebox that was in his shopping cart.
Police asked if Moss was ever involved in illegal drug sales. He told officers "No." However, when police asked if there were any text that involved drug transactions on his phone, he responded in the affirmative.
Moss later said that it was hard for him to find a job due to his many felonies and that "He has to make money selling meth."
Moss was charged with theft, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of a schedule four drug and manufacturing - delivering or selling a schedule two drug. The local resident will appear in court this November.
MPD Arrest 17-19114