A shoplifter came away from Walmart with a little more than he intended on Friday night after he was arrested and charged with a felony.
Indianola police officers arrested Maximilian Bradford and charged him with shoplifting and aggravated assault after he reportedly cut a Walmart loss-prevention employee with a knife while attempting to leave the store with unpaid merchandise.
"The severity of the cut was enough to charge him with aggravated assault, but the worker will be okay," Hall said.
The incident took place around 7 p.m. on Friday and according to Hall, Bradford took unpaid for merchandise past the last point of sale, the exit doors, and attempted to leave, which is when the assault took place.
"He saw the loss prevention guy, and really before the loss prevention guy could make contact with him he took the knife out and he ended up cutting the guy," said Hall.
He said that even though the employee will be okay, he did sustain enough injuries to warrant Bradford being charged with aggravated assault, which is a felony.
Bradford left the store in a red Oldsmobile Alero, but was caught a little while later near the vicinity of U.S. Highway 49 and B.B. King Road extended.
Hall said Bradford originally would not give them any information to help them identify him, but they were able to determine his name and that he was from the Cleveland area.
Hall said had Bradford not assaulted the worker he probably would have just gotten a summons for the shoplifting and that would have been it.
Additionally, if the injuries had not been as severe the incident could have resulted in a misdemeanor charge instead of a felony.
Hall said he didn't have a list of the items that were taken and no further details at this time.