Jason Boshart was arrested
in the Walmart parking lot off Highway 82 in Tifton Thursday afternoon a little
before 3 PM initially for shoplifting.
"Some hats, some
DVD's, a phone, and I think some clothing," said Sgt. Dorminey McCrae.
Jason Boshart was not
going down without a fight.
"A short scuffle
happened during that time of the encounter and she requested back up I was
right around the corner, I arrived on scene," said McCrae.
If you take a look at the
video that captured the scuffle, Tifton Police officer Joyce Clark approached
Boshart after Walmart employees said he stole items from the store. A few seconds later, Boshart runs to his car
and gets in, you can see him pulling out of the parking space, and that's when
backup shows up.
"I seen a Black SUV
back out of the parking space abruptly and with Officer Joyce running at the
Sgt Dorminey Mccrae' said
his training in tense situations kicked in.
"I drove my car in
front of the SUV as he was backing up, he turned back into a parking spot
nearly hitting a couple of vehicles behind him," said McCrae.
In the video you can see Boshart putting
the car in reverse, he eventually parks the car in a parking spot, moments
later officers Mccrae and Clark finally take him down and arrest him.
"He's charged with
possession of cocaine which is a felony, also two counts of obstruction of an
officer with force, which are both felonies and also misdemeanor shoplifting,"
Jason Boshart has been
arrested before in the past for shoplifting. The drug charge was filed
because officers say they found powder cocaine in a small bag in Boshart's back
pocket as they searched him.