On March 20, about 11:15am, a family member notified police that John Thomas Clark, 42, was in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Clark, who was wanted for sexual assault of a child, had skipped out on his bail and was on the run. The family member warned that he was armed and he was going to attempt suicide by a cop. The police used pepper spray, and after some kind of movement by the man in the car, police shot him in the shoulder and he was taken to the hospital. The case is still under investigation.
A police officer en route to the scene was in a two-car accident when a driver with a green light did not yield as the officer went through a red light. According to Lt. Wycoff, Department policy states the officer is at fault in that situation. The officer was taken to the hospital and was released the same day with a broken rib.