Bedford man arrested after running from an officer

BEDFORD – A Bedford man was arrested after a Mitchell Police officer stopped a suspicious male in the area of a rooming house on North 5th Street Monday night.

Roger Walls

The man was 52-year-old Roger Walls Jr.  The officer attempted to stop Wall and he took off running. The officer yelled for him to stop and he continued to run west on Oak Street and then south on Sixth Street and then into a backyard.

As he ran he was threw items out of a backpack. The officer warned Wall to stop and he refused. Wall was forcibly stopped in the backyard of the home by being tackled. 

Officers recovered a broken glass smoking device and two baggies containing 1.75 grams meth in his pant pocket.

Walls was arrested on charges of possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting arrest.

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