50-year-old Joseph Jones was charged with theft of merchandise and resisting arrest after being caught stealing $399 worth of various items from Lowe’s and attempting to flee. The attempted escape resulted in him getting tased by law enforcement.
On May 29th, officers noticed two men sprinting out of the lumber yard of Lowe’s at 300 Pleasant Grove Rd with unpaid merchandise in hand. Law enforcement gave the men verbal commands to stop running, to which they ignored by attempting to escape in a nearby vehicle. Corporal Barth proceeded to release his taser from its holster and issued it on one of the men, who was later identified as Joseph Jones. Law enforcement noted that the other man was able to successfully flee the scene of the crime in the car.
Upon re-entry of the business, Jones admitted to attempting to vacate the premises without paying for the merchandise, darting past the final points of sale. The estimated amount taken from the Lowe’s was valued at $399. Further investigation revealed Jones having an outstanding warrant for an aggravated assault occurring in Davidson County.
Joseph Jones was arrested and charged with theft of property and resisting arrest. His bond was set at $3,000.