Attorney Requests Former Lejeune Commander's Shoplifting Case Be Dismissed

The former Camp Lejuene commander accused of shoplifting pleaded not guilty to the charge, and his lawyer tried to get the case dismissed Tuesday in Onslow County.

The former 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit commander Robert Petit stands accused of stealing $65 worth of printer cartridges and gas treatment from Wal- Mart. A store employee showed the court video Tuesday of Petit taking the items, discarding the wrappers, and passing the final point of sale.

Petit's lawyer asked the judge to dismiss the charge because Wal-Mart was not properly specified as the victim in the case. Court will resume Thursday morning.

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