Officers from the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office responded to Walmart in Cortlandville on Saturday, August 26th around 4:30 for a reported larceny that had occurred.
During the investigation, officers determined 25 year old Lucas A. Cortez of Cortland, had stolen merchandise from the store while in the presence of a child. During a search, Cortez was also found to be in possession of an illegal weapon.
Cortez is facing charges of Petit Larceny, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, all Misdemeanors. He was taken to the Sheriff’s Office where he was processed, arraigned, and later released on his own recognizance.
He is due in Cortlandville Town Court next month.