Gainesville man arrested after theft and assault on officer

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GAINESVILLE, Fla (WCJB)--- A Gainesville man is in jail after a theft on South Main Street Saturday.

Police responded to a call that the suspect had stolen items and battered the comlainant.

When police arrived on the scene, they say Robert Hill had a large knife visible.

After the suspect began moving toward the officer, the officer deployed his taser with no effect on the suspect.

Hill then threw a knife at an officer that barely missed after the officer ducked down.

Hill tried to get away from the officer but was apprehended while yelling "I did throw the knife at you" multiple times.