Mitchell Police arrested a shoplifting suspect who allegedly assaulted two people, and then hid in a cornfield Friday.

Authorities say 32-year-old Victor McKittrick, Jr, pushed an employee to the ground while leaving a store with unpaid merchandise. Police say McKittrick then assaulted another victim and stole his side-by-side utility vehicle. 

McKittrick later abandoned the vehicle and ran into a cornfield to hide.

McKittrick was arrested and is being charged with second degree theft and simple assault.