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Man charged in violent shoplifting

Richmond Police have charged a Nicholasville man with robbery and assault after a violent shoplifting case.

Police say 21-year-old Zachary D. George attempted to shoplift $86.64 worth of merchandise from Lowe's. A store employee tried to stop George as he left the business, but police say the two got in a struggle. The employee was eventually able to detain George until police arrived.

After being handcuffed, police say George attempted to escape again. They say he knocked the officer to the ground, dragging the officer a short distance, before being subdued.

Police charged George with robbery and assault on a police officer.

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