New Port Richey, FL (August 12, 2019) – Police have charged a 41-year-old disbarred attorney named Joshua Stewart with shoplifting after an incident at Home Depot.
Stewart was arrested last week when a loss prevention officer at the Home Depot on 10017 US 19 caught him hiding store merchandise inside his pants. Deputies were immediately called to the scene.
Not only did deputies locate merchandise on the attorney, but they also found two morphine pills, six amphetamine pills, and other drugs in a metal container in his pocket.
Stewart was immediately charged with three counts of retail petit theft and three counts of possession of a controlled substance.
Police say that, in June, Stewart had also been charged with first-degree arson after setting fire to a yacht. Stewart was originally disbarred from his attorney title in December 2017.
The investigation into the incident continues.
New Port Richey Theft Laws
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