Arrest made after report of man with gun at Rockford Walmart

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) ─ A Rockford man has been charged after an incident at Walmart.

Rockford Police officers were called to the Walton St. location around 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Winnebago County Jail

Police said Tyon McCarthy, 20, got into an argument with an employee after he was asked for a receipt as he was leaving the store. McCarthy reportedly left the store, retrieved an Airsoft gun from his car, and returned to the store. Police said customers saw the Airsoft and called 9-1-1.

McCarthy was gone by the time officers got to the scene.

He reportedly returned a short time later to return items he had purchased.

Police said officers also returned to the store to arrest him. He allegedly threatened officers and got into a physical altercation.

McCarthy is being held in the Winnebago County Jail. He is charged with Disorderly Conduct, Aggravated Intimidation to a Police Officer, Aggravated Resisting a Police Officer, and Aggravated Battery to a Police Officer.

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