Monday, November 21, 2011

Store Employees Detain Suspect

On November 17, 2011 at 2302 hours, our Officers were called to a local store on a reported robbery. While Officers were en route, they were informed the store employees had the suspect detained.

When Officers arrived, they discovered two employees holding the suspect to the floor behind the register. Officers relieved the store employees and took the man into custody.

The incident began when the suspect attempted to take money from the register during a purchase transaction. The clerk and another employee were able to pull the man to the ground and hold him for police.

One employee sustained a bite during the struggle and there were a few other minor cuts reported. No weapons were involved.

The suspect was transported to the Johnson County Jail to await his first appearance on charges of robbery, battery, and obstruction.

We thank these two employees for their assistance, but encourage everyone to account for their own well-being before becoming actively involved in a situation. Being a really good witness can be very helpful as well.