Huntsville City Councilman Devyn Keith allegedly committed 31 thefts from three different Wal-Marts in Huntsville from Nov. 2022 to Feb. 2023, according to documents obtained by WAFF on Wednesday.
Keith was booked into Madison County Jail and released on bond Wednesday morning on four counts of misdemeanor theft of property worth less than $500.
According to WAFF, the document said Walmart had reported to police that a man later identified as Keith had been "skip-scanning” items at a self-checkout by failing to pay for his entire cart.
Keith was originally arrested last week for allegedly shoplifting from the Walmart near University Drive in Huntsville. The Huntsville Police Department initially charged him with one count of theft of property last week.
Keith said last week his shoplifting arrest was due to failure to pay for a $20 pair of headphones at self-checkout.
"I can't express how grateful I am to have family, friends, and loved ones that have supported me, but I have to be accountable," Devyn wrote on Facebook last week following the initial charges. "No one is above the law, and as someone who works for and aspires to devotedly represent the best of the people of Huntsville, I can't make these type of mistakes. I know I am better than this."
Keith said on Wednesday afternoon on Facebook that on “advice of my legal counsel, I will no longer be discussing my ongoing litigation.”
“I have received a court date and I will give my final statement at tomorrow’s city council meeting,” Keith said. “More importantly…know that I love you all and I thank God for you.”
Keith has been a council member since 2016, representing District 1.
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