21 Dec Walmart case tossed
A judge dismissed a felony case against a former Walmart employee accused of falsely obtaining more than $45,000 from the store.
The case against Dierbourn Mutch, 33, of Krebs, was dismissed without prejudice by Special District Judge Tim Mills, meaning the District 18 District Attorney’s Office could feasibly attempt to refile the charges.
The prosecutor sought another continuance from the judge but it was denied.
Mutch’s defense attorney, Brecken Wagner, criticized the district attorney’s handling of the case.
“The young woman lost her job over this,” Wagner said in court. “She has a two-year-old and she can’t get a job with these charges pending.”
Wagner said in an interview with the paper that Mutch is innocent.
“My client has been dealing with this since May,” Wagner said. “She was looking forward to an opportunity to start clearing her name.”
Boyer said he did not know why the witness did not show.
“He was subpoenaed, and he’s not here,” Boyer said.