Augusta Mall shoplifting suspect pulls out firearm on authorities

Augusta Mall shoplifting suspect pulls out firearm on authorities
Carson Bolt courtesy Richmond County Sheriff's Office

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WFXG) - On Thursday, June 6 a man in the Augusta mall was arrested after allegedly pulling out a firearm on authorities.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office says 51-year-old Carson Bolt was a suspect in a shoplifting the occurred in the Dillard’s department store. When the Richmond County Deputy and Augusta Mall Security attempted to arrest the suspect, Bolt allegedly pulled out a firearm.

Police say although a struggle ensued, they were able to quickly disarm him. Bolt was then tased and taken into custody.

Bolt was taken to a local hospital and treated for his injuries he received during the struggle with law enforcement.

Bolt was charged with misdemeanor theft by shoplifting, obstruction of a law enforcement officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The sheriff’s office says at this time more charges may be pending.

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