Two men are facing charges after police said they stole more than $1,000 of baby formula from a St. Louis County Wal-Mart.
According to charging documents, Devonn Johnson, 31, and Jeremy Pearson, 36, are facing charges after the alleged November theft from the Wal-Mart on the 3200 block of Telegraph.
According to charging documents, the men loaded 55 canisters of baby formula into a tote bag in a cart, then ran out of the store without paying. Store security officers tried to stop the men, but they made off in a orange SUV.
An officer responding to the theft call saw the car and gave chase, but soon gave up when it became too dangerous. The two men were later arrested by another officer.
Police said Johnson, who was driving the car, had a small amount of powder which was later identified to be cocaine.
The men admitted to trying to steal the formula and tote bag. They said they were going to sell the formula to what they called the "Arab stores".
Johnson is facing one count stealing over $500, one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of resisting arrest. Pearson is facing one count of stealing over $500. They are both being held on $20,000 bonds.