A Johnson City man has been arrested and charged with burglary for stealing items from the village's Walmart.

Police say 47-year-old Brian Kelsey was observed taking the items by store security shortly after 7 p.m. on March 20th.  Kelsey allegedly fled from the store on foot before attempting to hide items down an embankment a short distance away.

Village police officials say that Kelsey had been previously banned from the Walmart location on Gannet Drive on two separate occasions.

In addition to the felony burglary count, Kelsey has also been charged with evidence tampering, also a felony, and a misdemeanor count of criminal trespass.

Kelsey was arraigned in Village of Johnson City Court and sent to the Broome County Jail.

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