A Wayne County man was arrested after allegedly assaulting a Gates police officer who was trying to arrest him.
Gates police say Adalberto Alers Junior, 25, of Palmyra, allegedly stole $100 worth of merchandise from the Chili Avenue Walmart.
After leaving the store, an officer observed Alers in a vehicle and pulled the car over. Alers then fled the scene and the officer chased him. As Alers was being arrested, police say he resisted arrest and hit the officer in the left eye.
Alers is charged with assault, resisting arrest and petit larceny. He remains in jail on $20,000 cash or $50,000 bond.
He will be back in court next month.