A man wanted for stealing tens of thousands of dollars of merchandise from Walmarts across New York State was arrested in Lockport on Monday.
Niagara County Sheriff's deputies say Adrian Ramone Taylor, 39, of Rochester, was pulled over because one of his headlights was out. During the traffic stop, the deputy says he recognized Ramone as a wanted suspect.
A warrant check showed ten active warrants for Ramone across the state, including two in Niagara County for thefts from the Lockport Walmart location.
In addition to his theft charges, Ramone was also charged with traffic violations, according to deputies.
Officials say Ramone's passenger, Chaquana Jordan, 29, also of Rochester, was charged with false personation after she repeatedly gave a false identity.
At the time of the incident, the pair stated they were on their way to Walmart in Lockport.
According to authorities, Jordan's two-year-old son was in the car and temporarily placed in the custody of Niagara County Child Protective Services. Jordan's grandmother traveled to Niagara County from Rochester to take custody of the boy. Officials say Monroe County Child Protection services will follow up wtih an investigation.
Taylor was held without bail on his warrants after he was arraigned in Lockport Town court. Jordan was held on $250 bail. Both individuals will appear again in Town of Lockport Court.