March 2, at approximately 12:41 a.m., Officer Robert Strause, of the Pinehurst Police Department, was conducting building security checks at the shopping plaza located in the 200 block of Strickland Drive in Pinehurst.

Strause observed a black male wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans walking from the Breezeway area near Quest Medical. All of the businesses were closed at this time, and Officer Strause was aware of several incidents of theft and criminal mischief in the area.

The apartment complex next to the shopping center, was known by Officer Strause, to be on the extra patrol list for burglaries.

The black male, identified as Robert Edward Gloston, 54 years of age, was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. Upon attempting to place him into custody, Gloston began resisting arrest. Officer Strause was eventually forced to deploy his Taser in order to gain compliance from the subject. He was placed into custody and transported to the Orange County Jail where he was charged with resisting arrest, search, or transport, a Class A misdemeanor, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor.

Gloston remains in the Orange County Jail with a $5000 bond and a parole hold.