• May 25, 2022
 EPPD arrests suspect in EPCSO deputy knife attack, Walmart clerk assault

EPPD arrests suspect in EPCSO deputy knife attack, Walmart clerk assault

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.

 

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