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Man arrested for shoplifting, jumping into Kanawha River, in Charleston, WV

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CHARLESTON, WV -

A man is in jail for shoplifting at K-Mart, located at 6531 MacCorkle Avenue SE, in Kanawha City, in Charleston, WV.

According to the Charleston Police Department, this happened at 12:40 p.m. Saturday.

The Charleston Police Department says that Jordan Merwin, 31, of Sissonville, WV, was arrested and charged with shoplifting and fleeing on foot.

Merwin stole some tools, including a reciprocal saw.

Police pursued him on foot, ordering him to stop.

However, Merwin jumped into the Kanawha River, trying to escape, but was quickly apprehended by police.

He is currently being held at the Charleston Police Department headquarters.