Johnathan Lee Knight, 25, of 131 Miller Farm Road, Taylorsville, was wanted for an alleged Monday robbery. Authorities attempted to serve arrest warrants at his home, but Knight later turned up allegedly shoplifting at Walmart.
He hit officers' radar when a 30-year-old Cartersville man reported Monday that Knight snatched $700 in cash from his hand. The man was giving Knight a ride and was handing over the cash to another man from whom he was buying a motorcycle, according to the incident report.
The alleged victim told police that Knight, whom he had just met, was sitting in the back seat of a truck, took the money, got out of the truck and ran away on Fairview Drive in Cartersville.
Fast forward to Tuesday. A Walmart loss prevention officer lodged charges against Knight for allegedly attempting to shoplift several items of clothing.
When the Bartow County Sheriff's Office deputy arrived to transport Knight to the jail around 2:30 p.m., he allegedly tried to run out of the store's office. Knight sustained a cut above his eye as the deputy tried to subdue him.
In addition to the robbery charge, Knight was wanted for probation violation and criminal charges lodged by another agency.
Knight was arrested and charged with theft by deception, robbery, probation violation, theft by shoplifting, obstruction of an officer, financial transaction card fraud and financial transaction card theft.