April 28, 2015
The man police say brazenly walked out of an island Walmart store yesterday morning and then resisted detention by the store Loss Prevention Officer and Assistant Store Manager has been identified as a violent career criminal from Brunswick, GA.
Randy Scott Lingelbach, 32 years of age, has been arrested more than twenty times and has been charged with at least sixty-nine criminal offenses, to include 11 drug violations, 9 retail thefts, 3 robbery counts, 3 burglary charges, assault, resisting arrest, criminal conspiracy, tampering with evidence, and many others. The passenger in the vehicle, which has now been reported as stolen to the Brunswick Police Department, has been identified as Laura Rebecca Harden, also of Brunswick, GA. At this time neither has been formally charged with any crime.
The video from several Walmart store cameras show the confrontation with the suspect in the parking lot and will be available to the media at the police station at 3:00 PM today.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is continuing to work the use of force investigation as an independent law enforcement agency, at our request and through an established Mutual Aid Agreement. The Fernandina Beach Police Department will work the armed robbery investigation at the Walmart store and subsequent criminal violations.