The former Little Rock police officer who shot and injured a man suspected of shoplifting and robbing a woman of her car in July was arrested on a third-degree battery charge Tuesday morning.
An arrest report shows that Ralph Breshears, 56, was taken into custody shortly before 10 a.m. He was released on his own recognizance from the Pulaski County jail about an hour later, records show.
A warrant was filed for Breshears' arrest Monday, Arkansas Online reported.
The Pulaski County prosecuting attorney office's investigation into Breshears' shooting of 23-year-old Rudy Avila determined the former officer was "negligent" in his actions, according to a news release from police.
Breshears was a 26-year veteran of the Little Rock Police Department and retired in December, the agency said.
Read Wednesday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.