Pinehurst police used a stun gun on a man twice during a foot chase, Tuesday that spanned several bocks.
Anthony Williams ran from Officer J. Lockett a during questioning on the 3400 block of W. Martin Street. After failing to subdue Williams with an initial stun gun attempt, Lockett continued pursuing Williams North until he was able to deploy the stun gun a second time, according to a release.
Williams was arrested after being found in found in possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.
From Pinehurst Police Chief:
On Saturday, 10/07/2017 at 12:46 a.m. Officer J. Lockett of the Pinehurst Police Department observed a suspicious black male walking in the 3400 block of W. Martin Street.
The black male identified himself as Anthony Williams, 26 years of age. Williams suddenly ran from the scene in an apparent attempt to elude Officer Lockett. Officer Lockett gave several loud verbal commands for him to stop but he refused.
The foot pursuit continued to the intersection of W. Martin and 37th Street behind a business. Officer Lockett was able to deploy his Taser after the subject tripped and fell but the Taser was ineffective due to the prongs not making full contact.
The subject continued running North on 37th Street towards Mockingbird Street. Officer Lockett continued to give loud verbal commands for Williams to stop but he continued running.
Officer Lockett was able to catch up with Williams and deploy his Taser a second time. Proper contact was made and Officer Lockett was able to subdue Williams and place him into custody.
Officer Lockett located a glass pipe on Williams’ person used to ingest drugs. Assisting in the arrest was the Bridge City Police Department.
Williams was transported to the jail but was released when he was not admitted by the jail nurse.
If convicted, Williams faces up to 1 year in jail and a $4000 fine for the Evading charge and a $266 fine for possession of drug paraphernalia.