A Suspect is in Custody for a Recent Crime Spree in Union

Michael Douglas Tauchert, a 19 year old man, was arrested by Union police after using a stolen credit card at the Wal-Mart in Union. On September 25, 2012, Jennifer Scott reported her purse being stolen from her vehicle. Wal-Mart was contacted and video of the suspect using the card was obtained. Union police then proceeded to locate a direction of travel from Wal-Mart. An officer located Tauchert’s vehicle about two blocks away. Tauchert was contacted and admitted to stealing the purse and using the stolen card in Wal-Mart. There were also items purchased with several other stolen purses and wallets. The items purchased were recovered. Michael Douglas was charged with burglary of the first degree and being held on a $5,000 bond. A second suspect, Brendon Sue Harris, is being charged with receiving stolen property and is being held on a $5,000 bond.