MANATEE -- Two suspects were arrested and one was Tasered after a retail theft at 6:06 p.m. Tuesday from a Dollar General at 6414 14th St. W., according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies report Mercedes Coleman, 20, and Nathaniel Riley, 34, entered the business and concealed $38 in merchandise in a backpack before leaving the store.
Deputies reported they found the suspects behind the business and Riley ran ignoring warnings he would be stunned. The probes struck the suspect in the middle of the back, according to the report, he fell, was taken into custody and transported to Manatee Memorial Hospital for evaluation.
Both suspects were arrested. The merchandise was returned to the business, according to the report.