When officers caught up to Taylor, they tried to use a Taser on him, Rodriguez said.
“However, the Taser did not make full contact, and Taylor brushed the probes/wires away,” he said.
Lt. Christopher Nichols and senior police Officer Gregory Gilchrist tried to physically restrain Taylor, who fought the officers, police said.
Nichols ended up with a fractured finger, and Gilchrist with an injured right elbow, Rodriguez said.
Taylor, 42, faces misdemeanor charges of theft by shoplifting and willful obstruction of law enforcement officers, according to jail records.
He is also charged with felony escape.
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