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Man arrested after crashing during late night police chase

Joshua Lewis McLearen Joshua Lewis McLearen
HEWITT - Police have arrested a man with several warrants after he crashed his car during a chase with officers late Monday night.

Hewitt police received a tip that a possible suspect for a robbery an AT&T store in Hewitt on Feb. 12, was near the Ramada Inn on Sun Valley Blvd. in Hewitt. An officer spotted the vehicle believed to be driven by the suspect. When other officers arrived on the scene about 11:30 p.m. Monday night, the suspect took off in his vehicle.

Officers chased after the suspect, who drove onto I-35, crossed the median and onto the service road. Police say he then drove through a fence and through a field, over to Pilgrim Ln., where he crashed in the 3000 block of Pilgrim Ln. He then fled on foot and was chased down and caught by officers.

Joshua Lewis McLearen is in jail on charges of evading with a vehicle, evading on foot, four separate theft cases out of Waco, a forgery charge out of Lacy Lakeview, and out of county traffic warrants.

UPDATE: Police conducted further investigations into the robbery at an AT&T store in Hewitt on February 12. On Tuesday, a warrant was obtained for McLearen for the robbery and was served at the McLennan County Jail by Hewitt detectives.

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