48 year old John Lee Clark became combative with Deputies.
Alleged Burglar Tries to Evade Deputies, Gets Tased and Caught, LIVINGSTON, February 19, 2014 - Shortly before 8 pm on February 18, 2014, a vehicle chase that began in Livingston on Pan American Drive proceeded down Liberty and to US-146 (south-bound). The driver John Lee Clark, 48, of Livingston, is a burglary suspect involving the burglary of Melvin's Auto Parts in Goodrich. Clark Allegedly kicked the door in of the establishment, stole three sets of car keys for cars that were on the property at Melvin's and stole the green 1993 Honda Accord that he was driving in (also from Melvin's). Addtionally, Clark, in an apparent attempt to fool police, stole the license plates that was on the car. The chase ended at R&D Grocery (located at 146 and FM-1988). Clark pulled the car into the back of the store then jumped out and fled on foot. Sergeant William Jerry and Deputy Cody Hardy were chasing Clark. Deputy Hardy managed to get close to Clark and ordered him to stop. Clark chose to keep running, that's when Hardy Tased Clark. The taser gun worked and stopped Clark in his tracks, in a split second, Sergeant Jerry was able to tackle Clark. Clark was detained. Minutes later, Deputy Terry Valka and Trooper Darwon Evans arrived to assist. Clark was taken into custody and an ambulance crew from Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to make sure that Clark was physically okay following his tasing (standard protocol). After Clark was cuffed he became combative at one point and deputies were forced to push him to the ground to get control of him.
John Lee Clark is facing the charges of: Burglary of a building, felony evasion, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and resisting arrest.