Theft Arrests – Jim Montero, and Lila Marie Pearl.

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Theft Arrests – Jim Montero, and Lila Marie Pearl


On December 18, 2011, MPO Fentress of the Hendersonville Police Department investigated a shoplifting that occurred at Wal-Mart, 204 N. Anderson Lane.  Jim Montero and Lila Marie Pearl were taken into custody for shoplifting.  Montero was stopped coming from the men’s room with two video games secreted inside his pants. He confessed he had taken the games into the men’s room, removed the wrapping and security tags and then placed then down his pants in order to steal them from the store.


During the interview it was determined that there were more games located in the truck that was in the possession of  Montero.  This investigation also revealed that Montero was transporting these stolen video games to people in Alabama.  The people in Alabama were allegedly placing orders for Montero to fill.  Montero stated he had been caught, arrested and banned from several Wal-Mart stores in Alabama.


Lila Marie Pearl told investigators that over the past week they have either stolen or attempted to steal property from Wal-Mart stores in: 


Mt. Juliet TN (attempt only, no employees would give them games)

Lebanon TN (attempt only)                       

Huntsville AL area, per Pearl “Madison, Hampton Cove, and two locations on University Dr.”

Moulton Al


Charged in this case were:

Jim Montero 49 years of age

Theft of Property over $1,000

Theft of property under $500

Criminal Trespassing

$5,000 bond


Lila Marie Pearl 34 years of age

Theft of Property over $1,000

Theft of property under $500

$3,500 bond


Sumner County General Sessions Court date 01-11-2012