Franklin Man Flees Police After Disturbance at Walmart

| January 5, 2019

CRANBERRY TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A Franklin man has been charged with resisting arrest and other offenses after he was accused of causing a disturbance at Walmart in Cranberry Township.

According to Franklin-based State Police, around 3:47 p.m. on January 4, a report was received of a disorderly person who was arguing with employees at the electronics counter at Walmart located on Kimberly Lane, in Cranberry Township, Venango County.

Trooper Grzasko, of Franklin State Police, arrived on the scene and was interviewing all of the parties involved in order to discern what was occurring.

During this time, Trooper Grzasko told the accused – 45-year-old Grant Ruffner, of Franklin – to stand by the counter while he talked with the Walmart employees. Ruffner then ran from the area and left the store via an emergency exit located at the rear of the store.

Ruffner ran approximately 150 yards into the wooded area before being apprehended by troopers.

Charges for Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct, and Public Drunkenness were filed through District Magisterial Court 28-3-04.

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