A Perry man was arrested early Saturday by officers of the Perry Police Department after a clerk at a local retail store judged the man too drunk to buy more alcohol, and he attempted to pilfer something all the same.
Eric Dee Lockwood Jr., 25, of 1924 Second St. in Perry was arrested about 1 a.m. Saturday on charges of public intoxication, interference with official acts and fifth-degree theft.
Officers responded to a caller’s report of a “highy intoxicated” customer and located Lockwood outside the Casey’s General Store at 1308 First Ave. Video provided to ThePerryNews.com shows Lockwood taken into custody by officers apparently without incident.
The Saturday incident was Lockwood’s second arrest this month for public intoxication, according to court records. He is scheduled for an initial appearance Aug. 30 before Dallas County Magistrate Andrea Flanagan in consequence of an Aug. 1 arrest on a charge of public intoxication in Perry.
Lockwood’s initial appearance Aug. 8 was postponed pending a report from Mercy Medical Center, according to court records.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.