Bowling Green man flees police, arrested for shoplifting


James D. Bumphis, 56, of Bowling Green, was arrested Monday after Glasgow police officers responded to Walmart along Happy Valley Road in reference to a person shoplifting.

Bumphis attempted to flee from the scene but was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit, said a Glasgow Police Department press release.

He was charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition of other property (shoplifting) of $500 or more but under $10,000, reckless driving, second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia, the press release said

Bumphis was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.

The arrest was made by Officer Andrew Moore.

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