EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSPolice Catch Accused Shoplifter Who Jumped Into Elk River
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Reported by: Kallie Cart
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Aug. 23, 2013 9:26 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 23, 2013 11:35 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
An accused shoplifter took extreme measures Friday to evade police, when officers said he jumped into the Elk River to get away.
Police said Ed Tierney was caught shoplifting tools from Sears at about 6 p.m.
Police said he took off running and jumped into the Elk River.
Tierney latched onto a bridge pier and police had to launch a boat to catch him.
“Once he was on the river, officers got on both sides of the riverbank, tried to order him to come back and he refused to,” Sgt. Randy Sampson, of the Charleston Police Department, said.
After all of that, Tierney is facing shoplifting, fleeing and obstructing charges.
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