Thomas Romspert, 26, of Butler was charged in connection with a shoplifting incident last month at the Walmart at Butler Commons.
Officers were called about 4:15 p.m. Feb. 1 for a report of a suspected shoplifter who had fled the store, according to a police report. The defendant is accused taking $221.14 in merchandise.
Police later found Romspert at a nearby hotel and officers caught him after a short foot chase. He was searched and found with drug contraband.
He is charged with retail theft and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Romspert has been banned from all Walmart and Sam’s Club stores in wake of the incident.