Cincinnati Bengals RB Mark Walton shot by police Taser, arrested third time this year

Cincinnati Bengals RB Mark Walton shot by police Taser, arrested third time this year

CINCINNATI, OH - Mark Walton has run into trouble again.

The 21-year-old Cincinnati Bengals running back surrendered to North Miami-Dade police on Thursday to face felony charges of carrying a concealed weapon, marijuana possession and reckless driving, according to a Miami Herald report.

It’s the third time Walton has been arrested this year. The latest arrest stemmed from a high-speed car chase that occurred March 12. According to the Miami Herald report, police officers attempted to pull over Walton’s car because it was speeding and weaving in and out of traffic. Walton stopped the car and eventually ran from police. During the foot chase, an officer shot Walton in the back with a Taser. But Walton removed the electrified prongs and got away from police.

Officers searched the car and found 14 grams of marijuana, and a 9 mm carbine rifle with several fully-loaded clips, police said.

On Feb. 16, Walton was charged with misdemeanor battery for his involvement in a scuffle stemming from an argument with a neighbor. He was also arrested and charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession arrest in January.

A former Miami Hurricanes star and Miami native, Walton was selected in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL draft by the Bengals. He finished his rookie season with 34 rushing yards on 14 carries.