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Ephrata retail theft suspect located at Berks County hotel

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EPHRATA, Pa. –  An Avondale man wanted for retail theft in Ephrata is arrested in Berks County.  Charles Richard McCarraher, 32  is accused of failing to pay for $1,000 worth of electronics from the Walmart along the 800 block of Main Street. It happened on December 18, 2015.

Ephrata Police received a tip that McCarraher was staying at hotel near Morgantown. The information was forwarded to local police there.

McCarraher’s vehicle was located at the hotel, however he did not answer the door to his room.  After a standoff with police, he was taken custody and transported back to Ephrata.

Following arraignment McCarraher was sent to Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.