On January 13, 2015, at approximately 1:30 pm, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Target store in Warren County in reference to a larceny in progress. Deputies had not received any description of the subjects as they arrived on the scene but Deputy G. Phillips observed a male and a female with a small child leaving the store as he was entering. Surveillance video confirmed the subjects leaving the store were the suspects involved in this complaint. Deputy Phillips notified other deputies of the vehicle description and where the vehicle was located at that time. Deputies observed the vehicle as it headed north on 522 and was subsequently stopped by Deputy Charles Brogan.
Upon Deputy Brogan speaking with the driver, the driver gave a false identification and was eventually identified as Gary Thomas Sims of Martinsburg, WV, age 24. The passenger was identified as Amber Nixon of Martinsburg, WV, age 27. Items stolen from Target were video games that were valued over $600.00. The items were found in a diaper bag lined with aluminum foil.
Sims was charged with shoplifting, driving suspended and false information to a law enforcement officer. Nixon was charged with shoplifting and had warrants from Frederick County for shoplifting. The Department of Social Services was called to the scene to take custody of the 12 month old child.
Sims and Nixon were taken to RSW Regional Jail. Sims bonded out on a $6,000 secured bond and Nixon bonded out on a $1,000 secured bond.
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January 15, 2015
Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron