Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Stun gun used to subdue; teen faces assault charge

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  • A Bowling Green teenager was arraigned Wednesday after police say a weekend shoplifting investigation turned violent and led to the use of an electroshock weapon.
    Seventeen-year-old Austin S. Greenfield is charged with felony assault of a law enforcement officer and felony resisting arrest.
    Police reported they were called to Walmart in Bowling Green on Sunday to investigate a shoplifting complaint. They were told the suspect had blocked the view of employees while a juvenile stole a can of compressed air.
    Officers found that Greenfield had an outstanding juvenile warrant for burglary in Iowa. Police say the suspect became combative when they tried to arrest him.
    After a struggle, one of the officers reported using a stun gun three times to bring Greenfield under control. The officer said the suspect continued to thrash around even after being handcuffed and put in a squad car.
    A probable cause statement says both officers had minor injuries and Greenfield had cuts to his face an upper body.
    Greenfield will be back in court Dec. 4.
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