Officers arrest, taze man who was stealing from convenience store

At approximately 3:00 pm on Feb. 18, officers were dispatched to a 7/11 convenience store near NW 24th St. and N. MacArthur Blvd. in reference to an assault with a dangerous weapon.

Officers were told before they got to the scene that the subject was armed with approximately a 10" knife and had been making threats with it.

They were told that the call may have been involved with shoplifting that was happening at the 7-11.

When officers arrived on the scene, they were pointed in the direction of an apartment complex located south of NW 23rd St. in the area of North Purdue.

The suspect had stolen alcohol from the 7/11 and had a golf club in his hands when officers found him.

He was told to drop the club and did not comply, he then told officers he had a gun and reached for his waistline before getting tasered by officers.

The suspect was identified as Jason Lawrence, and was taken to Oklahoma County Jail on charges of Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon and Shoplifting.

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By: ThisIsButter (40179.40)

Tags: Officer arrest, man stealing, Convenience store

Location: OKC