On Friday, January 21st, 2022 at approximately 7:15 pm, a Sheriff Deputy and EPPD Officer were working an off-duty assignment at the Walmart located at 7101 Gateway West when they were attacked by the subject Jeremy Coltharp with a knife and chain.
The Friday before, on January 14th Coltharp, had assaulted a Walmart sales clerk but fled before he was arrested by the off-duty officers.
EPCSO officials say he returned Friday, January 21st, the Sheriff Deputy and EPPD officer recognized Coltharp and approached him when he then attacked them with a knife.
The Sheriff Deputy tased subject Coltharp to get him to drop the knife. Coltharp was taken into custody by EPPD for aggravated assault on a peace officer.
No injuries were reported.