Suspicious pharmacy shopper tased, arrested at Spokane Valley Rite Aid - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Suspicious pharmacy shopper tased, arrested at Spokane Valley Rite Aid

SPOKANE Valley, Wash. - A 28-year-old Otis Orchards man was arrested about 7:45 p.m. Monday when he shoved a deputy and tried to run from a Spokane Valley store during investigation of a potential robbery.

The Spokane Sheriff's Office says Jason M. Kingsley was one of two men reported to 911 by a witness who thought the two were getting ready to rob the Argonne and Mission Rite Aid pharmacy.

The witness reported both suspects were wearing hoodies and said they had been in and out of the store several times without buying anything.

When officers arrived, one of the two men had disappeared.  However, Kingsley had entered the pharmacy and was contacted inside.

Kingsley was described as immediately non-compliant with officers' directions, and eventually shoved an officer and attempted to run from the business.  He was confronted by an officer at the front doors who stopped Kingsley by using his taser.

Kingsley was quickly arrested, but Officer David Westlake injured his knee while chasing the man through the store.

The suspect was checked by paramedics before being transported to the Spokane County Jail. 

He was booked on a previously issued felony warrant charging him with Second-Degree Identity Theft and a fresh felony charge of Third-Degree Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer.

Kingsley did not admit to officers any intention of robbing the store but he told them he considered shoplifting.

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