Retail theft suspect arrested after standoff

Ephrata Police say Charles R. McCarraher, 32, was arrested in Chester County.

McCarraher was wanted for allegedly stealing over $1,000 from a Walmart in Ephrata. Police had issued a felony retail theft warrant for his arrest.

Ephrata Police say they received a tip McCarraher was staying in a hotel near Morgantown and contacted local police, who found his vehicle at the hotel.

When they approached the hotel door, McCarraher reportedly did not answer and there was a brief standoff.

McCarraher was taken into custody and transferred to Ephrata where his bail was set at $25,000.

He was unable to post bail and was taken to Lancaster County Prison.

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