NILES — A Berrien County Sheriff’s Department lieutenant is on administrative leave after pleading guilty to charges related to shoplifting groceries from the Niles Wal-Mart.

Lt. Trent Babcock, 41, of Walling Lane in Niles, is an 18-year veteran of the department and is assigned to the Niles Township substation. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of third-degree retail fraud Friday in Berrien County Trial Court and was ordered to pay $435 in fines and costs.