Shoplifter attacks Oak Harbor Walmart security with knife, broken wine bottle www.privateofficer.com
OAK HARBOR WA April 20 2012— A 21-year-old Oak Harbor man was arrested last week after assaulting a security guard with a broken wine bottle and knife at the Oak Harbor Walmart.
At around 2:40 p.m. last Thursday, Oak Harbor police officers responded to a call at Walmart of a man trying to stab another man.
It turned out to be a struggle between a security guard and a suspected shoplifter.
The suspect, 21-year-old Addison Vernon, had allegedly filled a backpack with clothing and a bottle of wine and then left the store.
Oak Harbor Police say a Walmart security guard managed to get Vernon into the foyer, but a struggle ensued and Vernon attempted to stab at the security guard’s face with the broken wine bottle.
He later pulled a knife on the security guard, but a retired Island County Sheriff’s deputy, Wayne Lewis, saw what was happening and pulled a handgun.
Vernon sheathed his knife and ran away heading east from Walmart’s main entrance. He was found nearby and arrested.
Vernon was booked into the Oak Harbor jail and then transferred to the Island County jail in Coupeville.
He had a hearing last Friday and bail was set at $50,000.
He remains incarcerated at the Island County jail and faces a charge of assault in the second degree.