A warrant was issued for a man accused of shoplifting after he failed to appear Tuesday in Washington County District Court.
Zane E. Szeliga, 31, is charged with theft by shoplifting-subsequent offense, a Class 4 felony.
Szeliga did not appear in court with his attorney, Pam Hopkins of Fremont. Hopkins requested a continuance, which Judge John E. Samson denied.
Szeliga had previously posted bond of $1,000. However, the individual who had posted the bond for him was in court asking it be withdrawn.
Samson granted that request and issued a warrant. Once Szeliga is incarcerated, the money will be returned. Samson reset bond at $50,000 or 10 percent.
Szeliga was arrested June 3 after Blair police were called to Walmart, 1882 Holly St., at approximately 2:20 a.m.
Two men were seen walking through the store, placing items in a cart. One suspect left while the other, identified as Szeliga continued to shop. Szeliga then proceeded to a self-checkout register and scanned $584 in merchandise. He left without paying for the items.
Once outside, Szeliga began running toward a red Pontiac G6, which was driven by the other suspect. He jumped in the car and it sped away. The cart full of merchandise, which was valued at $713, was left in the parking lot.
Washington County deputies located the vehicle at 2:36 a.m. near the Douglas and Washington county line, where Szeliga was arrested.
Szeliga has three previous convictions for theft — two in 2014 in Shelby County, Iowa, and one in 2009 in Crawford County, Iowa.