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Valley police tasers don't stop suspect

VALLEY, Ala. (WTVM) - Major Mike Reynolds with the Valley Police Department tells News Leader 9 around 11:30 Thursday night , officers were called to the area of Highway 29 in front of Wal-Mart to assist West Point Paramedics with a combative patient.

Officers learned 25-year old Terrel Glasco of Lanett, had assaulted the paramedic treating him as they were in route to George H. Lanier Hospital. Glasco hit the paramedic several times in the head and arms, knocking him to the floor of the ambulance. He then ran from the ambulance into Wal-Mart when the paramedic driving pulled over to assist.

Valley officers went to Wal-Mart and confronted Glasco in the store, but police say the he refused to comply with the officers orders at which point the officer deployed the Taser on him. However, Reynolds said the shock didn't seem to faze the man and he continued to struggle.  The taser was deployed a second time, and again Glasco resisted. Officers were finally able to restrain him and  he was then transported to George H. Lanier Hospital for observation. Once again, police say Glasco became combative again at the hospital and started to fight with the officers. During this fight a Valley officer was struck in the face. Glasco was detained again and transported to the Chambers County Detention Facility. He's being charged with two counts of Assault, resisting arrest, public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

News Leader 9 is hoping to have surveillance video of the incident from inside the Valley Wal-Mart, tonight on News Leader 9.

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