- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 6, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A man has been arrested and charged with theft after police say he stole thousands of dollars’ worth of meat from grocery stores in Austin.

Authorities believe 47-year-old James Cordell Avery was selling the meat to local barbecue restaurants. Police say Avery has been tied to at least 19 incidents at 13 grocery stores since May. They say Avery would fill a shopping cart with meats, usually briskets, and walk out of the store without paying.

The Austin American-Statesman (https://bit.ly/13VcEpA ) reports Avery has been charged with theft between $1,500 and $20,000. Travis County Jail records show Avery was still in custody as of early Tuesday morning.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Avery had an attorney.


Information from: Austin American-Statesman, https://www.statesman.com

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