Man tackled by officer in Speedway after shoving beer in his shirt sleeves

49-year-old Demaurice Johnson was charged with burglary, criminal impersonation, evading and resisting arrest, and possession of a weapon after he stuck two beers up his sleeves at Speedway and claimed his name was Antione Parson.

On November 29th, Clarksville Police Officer Michael Hickmon was conducting an investigation at the Speedway, 320 Providence Boulevard, when he was approached by an employee. The employee advised a man entered the bathroom with beer and exited without any. The man was later identified to be Demaurice Johnson. Johnson entered the bathroom and handed the employee one beer out of a three-pack.

Demaurice Johnson (MCSO)
Demaurice Johnson (MCSO)

When asked about the missing beers, Johnson pulled one out of his sleeve. Officer Hickmon asked for his ID, but Johnson claimed his wallet was stolen. He told the officer his name was Antione Parson and provided an incorrect social security number. Officer Hickmon searched Johnson and located the third beer in his other sleeve. He also located Johnson’s wallet, which contained his identification.

The officer attempted to take Johnson into custody, but he pulled away and attempted to flee. A short on-foot pursuit ensued. He was tackled and placed into custody. In his right pocket were brass knuckles, and he appeared to have criminally trespassed at this location in May. “The beer was returned.”

Demaurice Johnson was arrested and charged with criminal impersonation, evading arrest, unlawful possession of a weapon, and burglary. He is currently jailed in lieu of a $15,000 bond.

Arianna Rupe

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