EL PASO, Texas -

A 15-year-veteran of the El Paso Police Dept. has been arrested for allegedly shoplifting, according to police officials.

On Tuesday, officers responded to the Walmart store at 9441 Alameda where a store loss prevention officer had observed Anthony Weathersbee shoplift items, according to police. The loss prevention officer then saw Weathersbee pay for some items, but not the items he concealed on his body.

Weathersbee was detained by the loss preventions officer until on-duty officers arrived. Weathersbee was arrested on one count of theft over $50 and under $500. Internal Affairs relieved him of duty and placed him on administrative leave. Once the paperwork is completed Weathersbee will be booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility under a $300.00 bond.

According to Texas Tribune salary database, Weathersbee's annual salary is $62,287.