A man who is accused of stealing from a Walmart store in Springfield and assaulting employees as he was held by workers there did not plead guilty at a court hearing on Wednesday morning. Another hearing -- labeled as a "disposition hearing -- is scheduled for Nov. 4.
Prosecutors say David Berry of Springfield tried to steal electronics from the store in north Springfield last spring. As he was being detained by loss-prevention workers, he pulled out a knife and began slashing and stabbing at them.
Police say Berry even held a knife to one employee's throat, then took off. Police caught up to him and took him into custody.
Berry is charged with theft and unlawful use of a weapon.