ALEXANDRIA, La. (APD) - On April 28, at around 5:30 p.m., APD responded to a report of two shoplifters in a business in the 2300 block of Broadway Ave.
Officers responded and their attention was directed toward to male subjects who had been hiding items in their pockets. When officers contacted the two, one of the suspects pulled items from his pockets and put them on the shelf. This suspect then ran, throwing items off of the shelves at an officer, and even pushing a bystander in an effort to block the officer from chasing him.
The chase ended abruptly, as the suspect tripped over his pants and the officer was able to take him to the ground. The suspect attempted to fight with the officer, who was able to maintain control until other officers reached him to help handcuff him. The suspect at first lied about his name, however, officers were able to identify him as Kendrick Chaney, 34, of Alexandria.
In addition to shoplifting, Chaney was in possession of several baggies containing suspected methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine and Xanax, as well as drug paraphernalia.
Chaney was charged with Theft of Goods Under $500, Possession of CDS I, two counts of Possession of CDS II, Possession of CDS IV, two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Resisting an Officer with Force or Violence. He was also charged with an active warrant for Contempt of Court through RPSO. He was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center.
The second suspect, a male, was also charged with Theft of Goods Under $500, and Resisting an Officer; both are misdemeanors.