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Police: Teen stunned twice with Taser, charged with meth possession

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Whitley

Whitley

Authorities had to shock a teen with a Taser and drive stun him before he complied with an officer’s command to stop. The teen, Aiden Conrad Whitley, 19, was spotted behind a vacant home late Wednesday night and took off running.

Salisbury Police charged Whitley, of the 300 block of Woodson Street, with felony possession of a controlled substance schedule I, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor resist, delay, obstruct an officer.

An officer went to check the 600 block of West Council Street after receiving a complaint about a suspicious vehicle parked behind the home. The officer parked and walked toward the house. The teen asked, “Who’s there?” and the officer responded that he was with the Salisbury Police.

The teen took off running, jumped a fence and fell down. When he got up to run, the officer shocked him with the Taser, but believed the barbs did not make contact.

The teen ran to the 500 block of West Council Street where he fell again. The officer was able to apprehend Whitley, but he refused to place his hands behind his back in order to be handcuffed. The officer had to drive stun Whitley, who then complied.

Upon searching the teen, the officer found a plastic bag that contained 12 grams of methamphetamine inside. A white pill fell to the ground and Whitley admitted it, too, was inside the plastic bag.

It wasn’t until the officer was at the police station with Whitley that he discovered the barb was still attached to Whitley’s buttock.

He has since been released from the Rowan County Detention Center under a $3,500 secured bond.

Whitley is currently on two years of probation for a July conviction for driving while impaired.

Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.

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