Vigilant Police Officer Nabs Serial Shoplifter, Wanted by Mt. Juliet & Other Agencies

Michael Baucom, 42, of Nashville

Michael Baucom, 42, of Nashville

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – While a Mt. Juliet Police Officer was on patrol today, he noticed a known vehicle used in recent shoplifting thefts from Walmart travelling down Interstate 40. The gold Honda Accord was stopped this afternoon around 12:45 p.m., and the driver was identified as Michael Baucom, 42, of Nashville. Baucom is a known thief from the Metro-Nashville area.

On November 6, 2014, Baucom attempted to steal over $1,400 in merchandise from Walmart. A manager spotted him pushing the merchandise under a fence, and the manager was able to prevent the theft. Baucom fled, but a warrant was obtained for his arrest that he was arrested on today.

During today’s traffic stop, Baucom attempted to deceive the officer by providing a false name. However, the officer already knew who Baucom was. A check for warrants revealed that Baucom was wanted out of Wilson County for the Mt. Juliet Walmart theft and violation of conditional release, Robertson County for one failure to appear on trespassing warrant, and Metro-Davidson County for eight different warrants related to trespassing and theft.

Baucom was arrested and booked into the Wilson County Jail on the many different warrants.