Man arrested after being accused of robbing Wal-Mart
Published: Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 10:01 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 10:01 p.m.
A Gainesville man was arrested early Sunday morning after police say he robbed a local Wal-Mart and pushed the store's manager multiple times as he made his way out the door.
Devan Chevon Wright, 23, entered the Wal-Mart at 3570 SW Archer Road at about 12:15 a.m. Sunday. Wright, of 3415 SW 39th Blvd., loaded multiple items into a shopping cart and attempted to pass the registers, a police report said.
A manager tried to stop him, but Wright became upset and told the manager, “This is my stuff,” the report said.
While the manager called police, Wright removed more items from the shelves and asked the manager, “You want to make this real?” Wright attempted to walk out of the store with the additional items, police said.
The manager tried to stop him, but Wright pushed him multiple times. Wright left the business with about $430 in stolen items, the report said.
Police attempted to detain Wright near the Wal-Mart, but he refused to obey police commands. He pulled his arms away from being detained and ran from the scene, police said.
Police chased Wright for several blocks before they caught up with him. They brought him to the ground and told him to stop resisting, but he ignored the order and attempted to get up from the ground multiple times. Officers delivered multiple knee strikes to his lower torso before they were able to handcuff him.
Wright told police that he owned Wal-Mart and had sent them a letter making the company aware of the ownership, police said.
Wright will face charges of robbery without a weapon and resisting an officer. His bond was not listed as of Sunday afternoon.
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