Paris Teen Arrested After Wild Scuffle With Police

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A Paris teen was arrested Monday night after police say he assaulted an officer after shoplifting.

Paris police say the 14 year old went into the Family Dollar around 5:00 p.m. About five minutes later, an employee says she saw the boy stuffing candy in his pockets.

"We approached him and found about twenty dollars worth of candy and food on him, so we called police," said Maria Warmouth, manager of the Family Dollar.

When police arrived, that's when this routine shoplifting spree took a wild turn.

"I told him if he didn't calm down, I would have to put handcuffs on him. He disregarded my order and then lunged at me, knocking me to the ground," said Lt. Michael Demsey, with Paris Police.

The boy then attempted to get away.

Lt. Demsey chased him around the store before catching up to him just before he made it to the front doors.

"I had to tackle him, even then he was still trying to get away, punching and kicking. It took several minutes before I could safely detain him," said Lt. Demsey.

The juvenile was arrested and charged with: felony assault of a police officer, shoplifting, resisting arrest and criminal mischief.

The teen is being held at the juvenile detention center in Lexington.

On Tuesday, he will make his first court appearance.

A judge will decide how long he will remain behind bars.

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