Top stories of 2014: Man shot in altercation with officer is charged with attempted murder
A Russellville man was shot Friday night after attempting to gain possession of an officer’s firearm during an altercation, officials said.
Waylon B.J. McClellan, 28, 109 Filmore St., Russellville, was charged with attempted murder, disarming a peace officer, felon in possession of a firearm and second-degree theft of property, Russellville Police Chief Chris Hargett said.
According to Hargett, the police department received a suspicious persons call about 11 p.m. on Friday from the apartments located on Filmore Street.
Hargett said an officer responded to the call and checked the front of the apartments before moving to the back where a person was found hiding.
“When the suspect saw our officer, he tried to run and the officer pursued him,” Hargett said.
“The officer told him to stop several times but when he finally did, he took a defensive stance.”
Hargett said the officer used his Taser, which had little effect on the suspect, and when he used it a second time, the suspect pulled out the prongs and lunged at the officer.