Police: Man threatens to kill woman at Memphis Walmart

Published: Dec. 13, 2015 at 3:05 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 13, 2015 at 8:33 PM CST
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A man is in jail accused of threatening a person at Walmart and running from police.

Mike Mitchell, 36, was arrested and charged after a woman told police he threatened to kill her.

According to the affidavit, the victim told police that Mitchell pulled out a knife and threatened the victim at the Walmart store in the 3900 block of Austin Peay Highway. He then left, but returned, this time threatening to shoot the victim.

Police arrived and detained Mitchell. When officers were handcuffing him, Mitchell ran from them.

Officers chased Mitchell, eventually catching him. Mitchell fought with the officers, but they were able to take him into custody.

Mitchell is charged with aggravated assault, evading arrest and resisting official detention. He is expected in court Monday.

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