Tempton Land, 41, 5925 Bobbit Road, Moscow, Tenn., is charged with theft under $500 and assault.
According to police, on Sunday afternoon, Walmart loss-prevention officers observed Land conceal a board game and try to exit the store without paying. A loss-prevention officer confronted Land near the front doors and attempted to stop him. Land allegedly grabbed the officer and drove them backwards approximately 10 feet into the sliding doors. The force was so great that both sliding doors were knocked off of their tracks.
Land was able to run away, but not with the game, which was valued at $13.87. A short time later, a DPD officer located Land in the parking lot of the vacant Perkins Restaurant at Lake Road and Highway 51 Bypass. Land reportedly had turned his jacket inside out, but was able to be positively identified by the loss-prevention officers.
After an appearance in Dyersburg City Court, Land remains in the Dyer County Jail on a $1,000 bond.