Jimmie Ladell McCowan, 52 of Rome, was arrested this week after reports said he lied about his identity to police after being captured for shoplifting at the Dollar General in Central Plaza.

Reports said that McCowan attempted to remove the tag from a pair of $1.50 black sandals. When being taken into custody he gave officers the name and date of birth of Larry Andrew Smith as his own.

McCowan is charged with theft by shoplifting, giving false information to police, willful obstruction of law enforcement, false statements and writings, and failure to register as a sex offender.