(3:05 PM) Taser Used On Man After Theft From Lakewood Walmart

P-J photo by Jordan W. Patterson

LAKEWOOD — A Taser was used on a Dunkirk man after allegedly stealing items from Walmart and leading Lakewood-Busti police on a foot pursuit.

Facing charges after the Monday incident was 26-year-old Luca A. Brownlee of Dunkirk. Police said Brownlee took unspecified items without paying before being confronted by Walmart asset protection.

The Dunkirk man was found by officers of the Lakewood-Busti Police Department in the parking of Olive Garden next door. When confronted by officers, Brownlee allegedly led officers on a foot pursuit through the Chautauqua Mall parking lot.

In an attempt to stop Brownlee, officers reportedly deployed a Taser.

Brownlee was taken into custody on charges of third-degree burglary, petit larceny, third-degree criminal mischief and resisting arrest. He was arraigned in Busti Town Court and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail.