An Azteca man who walked out of the WalMart store at 901 Unser pushing a cart with a large-screen TV – and didn’t pay for it – was arrested for shoplifting.
That was the good part of his day.
Allegations began to pile up on Trevor Johnson after he was initially arrested June 26. Among them, possession of a firearm, resisting arrest and possession of fentanyl pills.
Rio Rancho police officers watched Johnson “pass all points-of-sale with a flat screen TV on top of his cart,” according to the complaint. Johnson then proceeded to resist the officers. That was when the gun fell out of his waistband, the complaint states.
After officers escorted him to a Loss Prevention office, they read him his Miranda rights. He remained seated and cuffed until officers turned their backs for a few seconds and he sprinted away, according to the complaint. Officers were able to bring him to the ground where he continued to resist. They brought him back to the LP office.
Officers found pills in a coin purse belonging to Johnson, who admitted they were fentanyl, the complaint said.
Johnson then confessed to the officers that he was a felon and should not have had a firearm. Officers corroborated this through his criminal history.