Former Prattville police officer arrested again, accused of stealing from Walmart


John McDaniel pleaded guilty in 2017 to several felony charges involving insurance fraud.

By WSFA Staff

PRATTVILLE, AL (WSFA) – A former Prattville police officer on community corrections release was reportedly caught stealing at the Millbrook Walmart.

According to court documents, prosecutors are asking for John McDaniel, who pleaded guilty in 2017 to several felony charges involving insurance fraud, to be removed from the community corrections program. In the community corrections program, defendants may serve their time outside of prison or jail but are held to stringent conditions and supervision, and upon any failure to comply are subject to immediately being sent to jail or prison.

In the court documents prosecutors argue McDaniel failed to meet the conditions necessary to remain on release when on Jan. 18 he stole multiple items from the Walmart in Millbrook. According to the court documents, loss-prevention employees tried to stop him after they saw McDaniel concealing the items, but he refused to comply. He was reportedly captured on video leaving the store and a warrant was issued for his arrest on Friday. He was arrested Monday.

McDaniel was sentenced in August 2018 to 10 years on each count for conspiracy to commit burglary, third-degree theft, second-degree theft of prescription medicine and criminal impersonation of a police officer. The sentences are split for him to serve three years in community corrections.

If his community corrections placement is revoked, McDaniel will be jailed in an Alabama Department of Corrections facility for the remainder of his sentence.