Texarkana Man Arrested for Shoplifting, Assaulting Officer
A Texarkana man faces several charges, including assaulting a Texarkana Texas Police captain following a shoplifting incident.
At around 11 this morning, Captain Joe Bunting was at a business in the 4400 block of West 7th Street, when he saw 32-year-old Kacey Ray Palmer exit the store pushing a shopping cart containing several stolen items and being chased by store employees.
Bunting attempted to arrest Palmer, and the two got into a scuffle. Palmer got into his vehicle and drove away, causing Bunting to fall from the car and suffer minor injuries.
Following an extensive search by the Bowie County Sheriff's Office and Texarkana Arkansas Police Department, Palmer was located and arrested in the 2000 block of Shady Pines Road. He's charged with theft, assault on a public servant, resisting arrest and evading arrest with a vehicle. He's being booked into the Bi-State Criminal Justice Center.
Bunting was treated at a Texarkana hospital and released. He's since returned to work.
All of the stolen items, including seven cases of beer and a package of dog food, were recovered at the business.