A police officer was injured Tuesday night while arresting a suspect in a break-in at the T-Mobile store, 1700 W. 23rd Street.
The officer had responded to a burglary alarm at the store just before midnight Tuesday, and saw a person exit a broken window and run east, throwing several cell phones aside as he fled, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence Police Department spokesman.
As the man tried to jump a fence and escape, the officer pulled him down and a struggle ensued. The suspect kicked the officer in the knee and continued to resist, McKinley said, when pepper spray and a Taser failed to stop him.
Isaac Tirrell Clark, 36, of Topeka, was arrested after two more officers arrived at the scene.
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On Wednesday, Clark remained in Douglas County Jail. Douglas County prosecutors have charged him with burglary, theft, criminal damage, obstruction, battery of a law enforcement officer, and possession of a controlled substance. Pro Tem Judge James George set Clark's bond at $7,500, and he is scheduled to appear in court again April 9.
The injured police officer was treated for a knee injury at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and released. McKinley said he will require follow-up treatment, and is the third officer in a week to be injured by a suspect while making an arrest.