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by The Press and Standard | February 25, 2016 5:00 pm
Last Updated: February 24, 2016 at 1:34 pm
Bid to flee adds charges
A Ridgeland man facing a shoplifting charge at Belk ended up facing additional criminal charges after successfully making it out the front door.
A Walterboro Police Department officer was called to Belk at 3890 Bells Hwy. on Feb. 19 at 5:30 p.m. where the man was being detained by a Belk’s loss prevention employee for allegedly attempting to shoplift a $29.99 bottle of perfume.
The man was in an office at the rear of the department store when he learned that Belk has a policy of prosecuting shoplifters.
Learning that, the suspect reportedly rushed out the office door, headed for the parking lot.
The officer wrestled the man to the floor, but he managed to escape the officer’s grasp and continue on his way to the door.
A second struggle ended up knocking over displays and shelves.
As the suspect neared the door, the officer attempted to deploy his taser to stop the escape, but only one of the taser’s prongs struck the man and failed to slow him down. He made it outside.
The officer caught up with the suspect in the parking lot and wrestled him to the ground as other police officers began arriving.
Colleton County Fire-Rescue was called to the parking lot to treat the suspect’s injuries, and then he was transported to the Colleton County Detention Center.
As a result of the incident, William Cray Enterline, 22, of Ridgeville, faces charges of shoplifting, resisting arrest and assault on an officer while resisting arrest.
A member of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office was called to a home on Tram Road in Walterboro Sunday at 9:46 p.m. when the property owner discovered that he had been targeted by thieves.
The man said that someone had removed the bolts from a wall on a sheet metal storage building and removed two compressors, a generator and tools worth a total of $2,000.