Departments faces off in beard challenge for Special Olympics

March 20, 2019

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After an oddly dressed suspect with green, unkempt hair was seen hiding behind vehicles on South Bent Street on Monday afternoon, Southside students quickly informed School Resource Officer Trevor Carpenter and a foot pursuit ensued. The suspect fled east on Monroe Street, racing past the northeast entrance to the school’s playground and dropping a large red bag in an effort to elude Carpenter. The officer made up the distance quickly and tackled him to the ground, holding him until Officer Reece McLain arrived to provide backup. The suspect continued to fight the officers until cuffed. In the struggle, both officers appeared to have trouble dealing with the suspect’s pungent aroma.