Violent Subject Required Taser to Subdue Him

On January 1, 2011 at approximately 4:45 PM a shoplifter from the Target department Store on Pleasant Valley St. fled on foot with an accomplice when approached by Officer Tarness. The subject who had stolen two MP3 players and a GPS worth over $300.00 became combative and violent when Officer Tarness finally caught up with him at the Home Depot parking lot. During the struggle to take the suspect into custody Officer Tarness deployed his Department Taser twice in order to gain control of the suspect.

The suspect was identified as:
Don R. Cobbett
119 Main St
Plaistow, NH 03865
DOB: 05/07/71

He was charged with the following offenses: 1) Resisting Arrest, 2) Disorderly Person and 3) Larceny of Merchandise over $250. He is scheduled for arraignment at Lawrence District Court on Tuesday January 4, 2011.

All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.