Police deploy taser to arrest shoplifter

LOGAN — A taser was used Wednesday afternoon to arrest a 28-year-old shoplifter who allegedly became combative with officers and deputies.

North Park Police Chief Kim Hawkes said officers tased Kamron Thigpen as he was trying to flee the North Logan Walmart.

Police were called to the store after employees witnessed Thigpen attempting to steal merchandise.

Hawkes said Thigpen was leaving the store through the north exit when he saw officers approach and ran back inside. He reportedly ran through the store to the south exit, where another officer confronted him and deployed a taser to subdue him.

One of the taser probes detached and Thigpen was able to continue to flee into the parking lot where other officers and deputies apprehended him.

Hawkes said paramedics were called and transported Thigpen to Logan Regional Hospital to be checked. He was later arrested and booked into the Cache County Jail on suspicion of theft, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer. Additional charges are pending.

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