CHARLESTON – A police officer alleges that he was injured in a Charleston grocery store while attempting to apprehend a shoplifter because of the unsafe condition of the store.
Keith O. Peoples filed a complaint July 7 in Kanawha Circuit Court against Kroger Limited Partnership I alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 24, 2016, he was at defendant's Kroger store in Charleston attempting to subdue a shoplifter and slipped on ice. He alleges he sustained serious injuries to his left leg and knee.
The plaintiff holds Kroger Limited Partnership I responsible because the defendant allegedly negligently created an unsafe condition.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory damage, plus interest, attorney's fees, costs and any further relief as the court deemed appropriate. He is represented by Paul M. Stroebel of Stroebel & Johnson PLLC in Charleston. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Jennifer F. Bailey.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number 17-C-982