Enquirer Herald

York police taser theft suspect

Police used a Taser while chasing a man suspected of stealing more than $900 worth of merchandise from a York drug store, according to a York Police report.

The report states a clerk at the Rite-Aid drug store on East Liberty Street reported two men stole items from the store and fled in a car around 6:45 p.m. Saturday. York Police moments later stopped a car matching the description and began questioning the driver and passenger.

During the traffic stop, the passenger jumped out of the car and ran while the driver put the car in gear and drove away. The officer conducting the stop chased on foot the man who left the car, the report states.

While chasing, the officer warned the suspect he would use his Ttaser stun gun. When the suspect tried to climb over a fence, the officer deployed the Ttaser, the report states. But the suspect managed to escape it and the taser. He ran into a wooded area. Officers set up a perimeter and arrested the man moments later.

The suspect is identified as Clyde Allen Nixon 60, of Candler, N.C. Nixon later After the arrest he complained of chest pains, the report states. He was taken to a hospital where a doctor cleared him of any medical problems, the report states.

The second suspect, the man driving the car, was not captured. He is still at-large and wanted by police. Police identified him as Ernest C. Self of Chesnee.

Police say the two men conspired to steal $922 in merchandise from the drug store. The pair allegedly put 35 Prilosec medication boxes, Crest Whitening Strips and York Comprehensive High School Tt-shirts into baskets and then ran out of the store, the report states.