Posted: Mar 25, 2013 10:29 AM
Updated: Mar 25, 2013 11:27 AM
CORPUS CHRISTI - A Corpus Christi police officer was hurt Friday when an alleged shoplifter tried to get away during his arrest.
Police say 21-year-old James Cordova was trying to steal cigarette lighters and three game controllers from the Walmart in Calallen.
When officers arrived, Cordova was cuffed and walked to a patrol car. That's when police say he spun around, catching the officers hand in the chain of the cuffs. Cordova then reportedly kicked the female officer and ran.
He was captured and now faces a charge of escape. The officer's hand was hurt, but not injured in the incident.
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