Nov 4, 2016 3:41 PM

Police: Man tased after resisting arrest for shoplifting items from NH Lowe's

SALEM — A man was arrested on multiple charges after shoplifting from Lowe's and resisting arrest.

Daniel McFarland, 53 of Haverhill Massachusetts, was arrested Friday after loss prevention officers called police. McFarland was seen concealing measuring tapes and two DeWalt 20v batteries in his jacket.

Loss prevention personnel stopped the man after he walked out of the store without paying for the items. Once they brought McFarland into their office they called Salem Police.

The officer spoke to McFarland and the loss prevention personnel then attempted to place McFarland under arrest. McFarland resisted arrest, violently trashing around.

The officer called for immediate backup and deployed his taser, which did not work. With the assistance of the loss prevention personnel McFarland was taken into custody by the time backup arrived.

McFarland was charged with one count of theft, two counts of resisting arrest/detention, and two counts of simple assault.

He was arraigned in the Salem District Court. He was held on $10,000 cash bail until a probable cause hearing.

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