Man Accused of Stealing Clothes, Injuring Police Officer Appears in Court
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A man accused of stealing clothing from a store and hurting a police officer while trying to get away appeared in court Tuesday.
- Man arrested after officer injured on Monday
- Justin Gentgen is accused of stealing clothes from Bealls Outlet
- Authorities say he knocked down officer while trying to get away
Justin Gentgen, 33, is being held in the Brevard County Jail on a $36,000 bond.
He is charged with shoplifting from the Bealls Outlet on Eau Gallie Boulevard. Investigators say he also knocked down a police officer in the parking lot when she tried to arrest him.
The officer was taken to a hospital with a leg injury.
Gentgen was caught later in the afternoon.
His arraignment is set for August 6.
Article by Greg Pallone/Spectrum News 13