A Carlinville man is facing several charges after Alton Police discovered stolen items from several stores in his possession last month. 32-year old Kenneth D. Armstrong was taken into custody on the parking lot of the Alton K-Mart store on March 30th after allegedly stealing an air soft pistol from the store. Subsequent questioning and a search of a vehicle led to the seizure of drug paraphernalia and a backpack with stolen goods from other stores in Alton and Godfrey. He has been charged with five counts of retail theft and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. All of the charges in the case are misdemeanors.