A 50-year-old Summerville man was arrested and jailed twice within three hours, according to city police reports.
The clerk at Modern Quick, 10522 Commerce Street, called police after Terry McArther Adams took beer and cigarettes. Adams first tried paying for the Natural Ice beer and cigarettes but his debit card was declined by the bank.
“Adams then opened one of the beers inside the store and started drinking it in front of the clerk,” Summerville Police Officer David Westbrooks reported.
Police officers were called and began searching for Adams. They found a partially opened storage unit open at A&C Storage and looked inside it. They immediately spotted Adams drinking a Natural Ice beer.
He was arrested for shoplifting, disorderly conduct and consumption of alcohol on premises, according to police reports.
About three hours later, police received another call from the store. Adams was back.
This time Adams argued with the clerk about calling the cops. He was arrested again for disorderly conduct and public intoxication.
“The clerk was advised to take a restraining order on [Adams] the next date to keep him out of the store. . .” Officer Westbrooks stated.
“[Adams] had been consuming alcohol and was intoxicated. Subject also stated he was on methamphetamine as well,” according to reports.