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Police make shoplifting, assault arrest

August 29, 2018

Beatrice police arrested a man Monday who allegedly stole a bottle of alcohol before assaulting someone.

Christopher A. Haynes was arrested Monday for felony shoplifting, third-degree assault and third-degree assault on an officer.

Police were dispatched to Sunmart for reports of a shoplifter. The employee recognized Haynes from past incidents and court documents state Haynes is seen in surveillance footage taking a bottle of Wild Turkey alcohol valued at $23.99 and concealing it in his pants before leaving the store.

He has prior shoplifting convictions from 2009, 2011, 2016 and 2018.

Prior to locating him police received a call of a physical altercation in the 1000 block of North Fifth Street. Police saw Haynes in the area and were told by another man that Haynes assaulted two women and came at the man, prompting him to use pepper spray on Haynes.

He was placed under arrest and allegedly began kicking the door and banging his head on the window. When police went to shut the door Haynes kicked it into the officer scraping the door jam across the officer’s arm.

Bond was set at $25,000. Haynes is due back Sept. 18.

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