Terrell Eugene Edmondson,39 of Rome, was arrested this week after reports said he hit a police officer in the chest while being arrested for shoplifting at Walmart.

Reports stated that the incident occurred as Edmondson was allegedly found stealing $154.19 worth of merchandise from the West Rome store.

He is also accused of lying to police about his identity.

Edmondson is charged with two counts felony obstruction of law enforcement, simple battery against a law enforcement officer, possession of a schedule I controlled substance, theft by shoplifting, two counts giving false information to police, two counts willful obstruction and parole violation.