A Smithfield mother and her adult son were arrested Tuesday afternoon at Walmart on Highway 42 in the Cleveland community. Around 2:15pm, Johnston County deputies responded to Walmart after loss prevention staff reported Patricia Kay Redman, 59, of S. Vermont Street, Smithfield went inside the store and allegedly took two quarts of motor oil from the shelf then carried the items to the customer service desk for a refund using an old receipt.
Redman was given $6.25 cash for the motor oil but was stopped by loss prevention before leaving. Deputies arrived and after detaining Redman they reportedly found a hypodermic needle and a small amount of suspected heroin in her purse.
Deputies located her son, Joshua Ray Holloman, 40, of S. First Street, Smithfield at the business. Holloman had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for attempted common law robbery. While being taken into custody, officers said they found a small amount of suspected methamphetamine in his book bag.
Redman was charged with obtaining property by false pretense and possession of heroin. She was held on a $10,000 bond at the Johnston County Jail.
Holloman was charged with possession of methamphetamine and served with the outstanding felony arrest warrant. He was held on a $40,000 secured bond.