Algood man banned from Walmart stores following shoplifting attempt, arrest

Posted at 12:07 PM, Feb 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-13 13:11:41-05

ALGOOD, Tenn. (WTVF) — An Algood man was arrested after attempting to shoplift at a Walmart, and then running from police. The suspect was also banned from Walmart stores.

According to Algood police, the Walmart asset protection team tried to stop the suspect, Michael Durand, before he left the store.

He did not stop for the asset protection team, at which point, officers tried to stop them. Durand also ran from them, into the parking lot.

Both of the responding officers chased after Durand, warning him to stop. One of the officers then fired his taser at Durand.

About $700 of merchandise was returned to Walmart.

Durand was arrested and charged with resisting stop, halt, frisk. He was also cited for shoplifting and banned from Walmart properties. The theft suspect was taken to Putnam County's detention center.

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Michael Durand