Man Jacked-Up on Meth Arrived Heavily Armed at the Big Spring Walmart Until Police Intervened
BIG SPRING, TX — Big Spring Police said they arrested an armed man at the Big Spring Walmart Supercenter early morning on Sept. 11. He was found with three handguns and three rifles.
The man, who police described as under the influence of methamphetamines, and possibly having a mental crisis, was first seen by Walmart employees when he brandished a handgun while inside the store at around 4:20 a.m. Walmart employees called 9-1-1, though police learned later he didn’t threaten anyone with the gun.
Above: The reported truck of the alleged armed man who appeared at the Big Spring Walmart in the early morning hours of 9/11/2018. (LIVE! Photo/John Basquez)
When police arrived and found the suspect, 22-year-old Clint Aaron Sorrells, they subsequently found the pickup he was driving. Next to the truck, police saw three handguns and three rifles lying on the ground.
Above: Big Spring Walmart Supercenter was peaceful when we arrived at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning. (LIVE! Photo/John Basquez)
Police detained Sorrells during their field investigation with handcuffs. He attempted to escape custody, police said, but was re-captured after he was able to run a short distance.
Sorrells was arrested and charged with evading arrest or detention, unlawful carrying of a weapon, and public intoxication.
Walmart, 201 W. Marcy, was re-opened for business at around 6 a.m. Tuesday morning.