Shoplifter tased inside Jasper convenience store

From Local Sources


JASPER — A Jasper woman faces preliminary charges of theft, resisting and various drug counts after an incident Thursday morning inside a Jasper convenience store.

The Jasper Police Department was contacted by an employee at the Huck’s Food & Fuel, 230 Third Ave., at 11:30 a.m. and advised of a female shoplifter.

When police arrived and made contact with 38-year-old Tonya L. Gunn, 1622 Newton St., Jasper, she allegedly pulled a knife from her pocket. After police verbally commanded her to drop the weapon, she continued to refuse, so she was stunned with a Taser.

Upon being handcuffed, Gunn attempted to flee out the door, police said.

Once officers detained her, she was transported to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center for medical clearance.

She was booked into the Dubois County Security Center at 2:24 p.m. Her preliminary charges include a Level 5 felony count of escape, Level 6 felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and illegal possession of a legend (prescription) drug, and misdemeanor counts of resisting law enforcement and possession of a controlled substance.

The Jasper Police Department was assisted by the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.

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