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.