Fayetteville Police Arrest Man for Attempted Capital Murder of Officer

Published 08/12 2014 03:34PM

Updated 07/22 2015 09:31AM

FAYETTEVILLE, AR -- Police arrested a Fayetteville man for attempted capital murder Tuesday, after officers say he tried to stab one of their own. According to a police report, an officer spotted Jason Clampit, 34, rummaging through a car at the North Street Mini-Mart very early Tuesday morning. When the officer walked up, he said he noticed Clampit had a large knife on him and that he was reaching for it. The police officer tased Clampit, then tried to arrest him, but says Clampit pulled out the knife and tried to stab him. Police reports show the officer then drew his gun, causing Clampit to drop the knife and run off.

Police caught up with Clampit several hours later. They pulled a car over on I-49 and Clampit was inside. He now faces several charges, including attempted capital murder and fleeing. He was arrested last week as well, on drug-related charges.

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