Retail Theft / Resisting Arrest, 2:53 p.m., Monday, May 14, 2018, 1360 Columbia Avenue – Giant Food Store (LT) – Scott Allen Christian, M/55, homeless, was charged with the above offense after he was observed stealing $173.17 worth of merchandise from the store. Christian fled the store with the merchandise prior to police arrival. Officers located Christian still in possession of the merchandise, moments later in the 1200 block of Elm Avenue. Upon approach, Christian ran from officers, but was quickly detained. Christian physically resisted arrest for several minutes by keeping his hands/arms under his body. During the struggle, two (2) officers sustained minor injuries. Christian was eventually taken into custody and transported to Central Arraignment.
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