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Shannon Hills police officer arrested in Little Rock



Little Rock, Arkansas – Early Saturday morning a Shannon Hills police officer was arrested and sent to the Pulaski County jail.

30-year-old Jose Padilla is expected to face a felony theft charge, along with assault, driving while intoxicated and refusal to submit to a chemical test.

According to the arresting officer, he was working off duty at a business on Jessi Road at 5:00 a.m. Saturday when he saw a disturbance in the parking lot.

Witnesses told the arresting officer Padilla had just stolen a vehicle.

According to the arrest report, Officer Padilla nearly ran over a pedestrian while trying to leave the location.

Padilla allegedly refused to provide a urine sample, after being taken into custody.

There is currently no bond listed in Jose Padilla’s booking information.