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3 arrested in attempt to steal TVs in Hays




Three Wichita residents remain in the Ellis County Jail after they were arrested recently following a brief foot chase.

The three were arrested Saturday outside the Hays Walmart, where they allegedly attempted to steal three televisions, according to Hays Police Chief Don Scheibler.

One of them took off on foot but was captured a short distance later by officers.

He said Walmart loss-prevention personnel believed the three were part of a theft ring that also took televisions from a Walmart in Pratt and then attempted to do so in Great Bend.

The three apparently also were known from earlier incidents at Walmart stores in Goddard and Winfield.

The three are:

* Mark C. King, 42, Wichita, arrested for attempted theft and interference with an officer.

* Michael C. Lee, 53, Wichita, attempted theft.

* Tracie M. Lee, 42, Wichita, attempted theft.