A fight outside the entrance doors to the Walmart in New Bern Tuesday afternoon ended with a security officer attacked and a suspect behind bars.
New Bern police say security officer, 42 year-old Terry Counts of Vanceboro, was cut by a man trying to steal shoes from the store. Counts told officers he followed the suspect out of the store, and the man turned around and attacked him, cutting his arm repeatedly.
The suspect took off on foot and was caught moments later in the Woodland Crossing Apartment complex.
Police have charged 44 year-old Randolph Jones of New Bern with larceny and assault with a deadly weapon.
It was just last week that a greeter at the New Bern Walmart was assaulted by a man with two milk jugs when asked to show his receipt.
Counts was taken to CarolinaEast Medical Center and then airlifted to Pitt Memorial Hospital for treatment.