MIAMI, Fla. — Add this to the scouting report on Bengals running back Mark Walton: Tough to tackle in the open field even after being shot with a stun gun.
Walton, 21, was able to pull out the Taser barbs and run away from Miami police three weeks ago before he was arrested Thursday night for the third time in four months, according to the Miami Herald.
The 21-year-old Miami native is charged with carrying a concealed weapon, marijuana possession, resisting arrest and reckless driving in connection with a high-speed car chase March 12 in North Miami-Dade. Bond was set at $12,000.
Officers tried to pull over Walton’s rented BMW because it was speeding and weaving in traffic, according to court documents. The car eventually pulled into the front yard of a home and Walton ran off.
An officer shot Walton in the back with a Taser, the warrant said. But Walton dislodged the electrified prongs and got away.
Police said they found 14 grams of marijuana, a 9 mm carbine rifle and several fully loaded clips in the car Walton had rented. Walton had bought the rifle legally, records show.
Walton was already awaiting trial in two other criminal cases in his hometown.
On Feb. 16, Walton snatched a phone from a woman and got into a scuffle with her during an argument in a parking garage, according to NFL.com.
Walton's vehicle was blocking the entrance to the garage and the woman began recording the incident on her phone, according to police. Walton allegedly grabbed the phone from her and a fight ensued as the woman tried to get her phone back.
The woman and Walton received minor scratches. Walton was charged with misdemeanor battery.
In January, Walton was arrested for misdemeanor marijuana possession.
Depending on what happens in the Florida courts, Walton may face punishment from the NFL for the incidents.
WCPO has reached out to the Bengals for comment.
The Bengals drafted Walton in the fourth round last year out of the University of Miami. He saw limited duty as a rookie, rushing 14 times for 34 yards, catching five passes for 41 yards and making five tackles on special teams.