A former state trooper charged with shooting an unarmed man in a gas station parking lot now is accused of shoplifting, officials said.
Sean Groubert, 32, and wife Morgan, 23, were charged with shoplifting items Oct. 18 at the Walmart in Northeast Richland, deputies said. The alleged theft is a misdemeanor.
The Grouberts switched price tags on items at a self-checkout register, according to an incident report. They paid $29.84 worth for items worth $136.36, the report said.
Groubert was fired from the S.C. Highway Patrol shortly after Sept. 4, 2014 when his dash cam video recorded Groubert firing several shots at Levar Jones.
Groubert is out of jail on bond pending trial.
At a court hearing Monday, 5th Circuit assistant solicitor Luck Campbell argued bond should be revoked. But Groubert’s attorney, Barney Giese, argued that the items were food and he should remain free on bond.
Circuit Judge Clifton Newman didn’t revoke bond but said Groubert should be on house arrest except for work, church, court and medical appointments. Groubert now works as a truck driver.
John Monk and Harrison Cahill