A Beaufort woman is in jail after she allegedly shoplifted, ran from police and took an officer’s Taser on Thursday.
Jessica Jacobs, 28, was charged with fleeing to evade arrest, resisting arrest, unlawfully taking a firearm from an officer, shoplifting, and being a pedestrian on a highway after she was arrested around 8 p.m. after Beaufort Police Department officers were called to the K-Mart on Boundary Street on a report of shoplifting inside the store, according to a Beaufort Police Department Facebook post.
Jacobs ran from the store’s loss prevention staff and was located by officers hiding inside a storage building at 2149 Boundary Street.
When she saw police, Jacobs allegedly emerged from the building and repeatedly demanded that officers shoot her before she ran into Boundary Street traffic, the post said.
Officers were eventually able to subdue Jacobs by taking her to the ground, the post said.
As they attempted to restrain her, Jacobs took an officer’s Taser from its holster and continued to repeat “Just shoot me,” the post said.
The same officer was able to pin Jacobs’ arm to the ground and the weapon was recovered.
Jacobs was not injured during the struggle, the post said.
She was taken to the Beaufort County Detention Center and is being held on a bond of over $14,500.