A College Station man arrested earlier this week on charges he stole from Kohl’s is also accused of having more than 100 Ecstasy pills he tried to dispose of inside an ambulance, authorities said.
According to College Station police, authorities were called to Kohl’s on Texas Avenue on the report of a theft in progress. One person left the scene, but police were able to stop 32-year-old Clifton Leon Benford Jr. Authorities said when an officer attempted to search him, he struggled. At one point, police said Benford reached for his waistband and was warned, then tased. A report notes he was not affected by the tasing and took off running, but he was tackled and arrested.
Police said paramedics were called to treat Benford, and while he was in the ambulance, he dropped something in a trash bag. A report notes a plastic bag containing 119 Ecstasy pills was found.
Benford is charged with delivery of Ecstasy, a first-degree felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison; robbery, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison; tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison; evading arrest on foot with a previous conviction, a state jail felony punishable by up to two years in a state jail; and a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest.
He remains in the Brazos County Jail on $39,800 bond.