Detective Injured By Shoplifters

CLYDE N.C. Oct. 19, 2007 - A Haywood County Sheriff detective injured his arm Wednesday while attempting to stop a shoplifter’s moving vehicle by putting it into park, according to a report.
Detective Larry Bryson and another detective were eating lunch at the Wal-Mart in Clyde when they saw a man carting a large box out of the store. Moments later, three store employees came out and said they were looking for someone who had stolen a TV, the report stated.
The detectives spotted Shawn Owens putting the box in the back door of a black SUV. They stopped Owens, who admitted to stealing the item and started taking it out of the vehicle, according to the report.
They told the driver, later identified as Sunny Caudle, to wait, but she began backing out of the parking lot. As the vehicle began moving backward, detective Bryson tried to reach inside and pull it into park. When she ignored him, Bryson pulled his weapon and told Caudle to stop again; she finally complied, according to the report.
Caudle, 30, a Maggie Valley resident, was charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon on a government officer, misdemeanor larceny, misdemeanor possessing/concealing stolen property and two other traffic offenses. She was being held on a $20,000 bond.
Owens, 26, of Canton, was charged with larceny and possessing stolen property. He was released on a written promise to appear in court, the report stated.
Detective Bryson was taken to Haywood Regional Medical Center for pain in his left arm, according to the report.

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