A mother and son from Stoughton were involved in a shoplifting case at a retailer on Madison?s west side, according to Madison police.
Police said Lonye D. Howell, 21, was spotted cutting the security tag off a pair of shoes and tucking them in his waistband at Kohl?s on West Towne Way on Monday afternoon. A security guard had already contacted police because a group of private security workers had been watching Howell.
A Madison police officer was in the parking lot watching from a distance when Howell ran out of the store with security workers chasing him, according to police.
The officer said he spotted a woman in a car attempting to pick up Howell.
Police said Staci C. Howell, 40, admitted to trying to get her son in the car so he could escape. A wire cutter and other tools were found in Lonye Howell?s pockets, according to police.