Criminal Justice

Man is accused of stealing from courthouse vendor as he was awaiting sentencing for theft

A Wichita man is accused of stealing candy from a blind courthouse vendor before his sentencing on a theft charge.

Kevin Crowder, 53, was arrested Tuesday for the alleged theft 20 minutes before he was to be sentenced on charges of felony theft and misdemeanor battery, KWCH 12 reports. A woman who says she observed the theft reported Crowder.

Police say they found Twizzlers, Reese’s and Peppermint Patties in Crowder’s pockets. The Wichita Eagle and KAKE also have stories.

Crowder was booked on the new theft charge after he was sentenced to 15 months in prison for theft and six months for battery for an incident at a Whole Foods nearly two years ago.

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