A Duncan police officer arrested one Duncan resident after placing him under investigative detention following an altercation between the suspect and two Rent-A-Center employees Monday, June 10.
Charles David Shea II faces felony charges related to assault with a dangerous weapon, molesting an automobile and assault and battery.
Officer Rick Coberly arrived on the scene after the altercation became violent, and the two Rent-A-Center employees fled and dialed 911. After taking both of their statements, Coberly met with Shea at his residence.
According to an affidavit, the Rent-A-Center employees were there to collect electronic equipment Shea had not returned, and upon confronting him, he began acting aggressive. Shea allegedly struck one employee in the face and neck and threw a 2x4 board and a large rock at the other, both of which struck the employees’ vehicle, a Rent-A-Center delivery truck, leaving very large dents.
Coberly placed Shea under investigative detention when he first arrived and told Shea that he was not under arrest, despite placing him in handcuffs and putting him into the back seat of his patrol vehicle. According to an affidavit, after talking to all parties and seeing the damage, Coberly then placed Shea under arrest at 3:28 p.m. and transported him to Stephens County Jail Facility.
Shea has made an appearance before a magistrate, and he received a bond set for $10,000. He is to appear for a preliminary hearing at 9 a.m. July 24, 2019.