A man allegedly driving a stolen sport utility vehicle who resisted deputies after being taken into custody was arrested at 2:30 a.m. Sunday.
Matthew Doyle Waddell, 35, of House Avenue, was charged with theft of property, resisting arrest and unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon.
Deputies were investigating a Nissan Xterra parked in the median of U.S. 11E near Forest Road when Waddell said the SUV had run out of gas. He appeared nervous, sheriff’s Deputy Billy Walters said in a report.
A records check showed the SUV was reported stolen and had weapons inside.
As Waddell was being frisked, he attempted to run away by crossing the bypass and was stunned with a Taser, the report said.
After handcuffs were placed on Waddell and he was put in a patrol car, he allegedly attempted to kick out the driver’s side rear window, the report said.
A rifle, .40 caliber handgun and ammunition were found inside the vehicle.
Waddell has a first scheduled appearance date Monday in General Sessions Court.