Shoplifting man leads police on chase, attempts to hit officer w - KXXV-TV News Channel 25 - Central Texas News and Weather for Waco, Temple, Killeen |

Shoplifting man leads police on chase, attempts to hit officer with car

(Source: McLennan County Jail) (Source: McLennan County Jail)
WACO, TX (KXXV) -

What started as a shoplifting crime turned into a police chase, car crash and attempt to hit an officer with a car for a man in Waco on Monday.

Around 11:45 a.m., Waco police officers responded to the Walmart on 600 Hewitt Dr. to a call of a shoplifting in progress. The store security officer saw a man opening merchandise packages inside the store, police said.

When officers arrived, the suspect, 26-year-old Richard Lewis, fled Walmart and ran to a vehicle. As officers tried to stop Lewis, he attempted to run them over, police said.

Other responding officers followed Lewis’ vehicle in an attempt to stop him as he fled.

As officers were pursuing Lewis, he hit two vehicles on Waco Drive. The pursuit went through Waco and Woodway areas.

Officers were able to stop Lewis near the 400 block of N. Valley Mills Drive.

Lewis was taken into custody and charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, aggravated assault of a police officer, evading in a motor vehicle and possession of methamphetamine.

Waco police said Lewis also had additional warrants for a parole violation and theft over $2,500.

Copyright 2017 KXXV. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • IOC says North Korea to have 22 athletes in 5 Olympic sports

    IOC says North Korea to have 22 athletes in 5 Olympic sports

    Saturday, January 20 2018 4:06 AM EST2018-01-20 09:06:13 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 3:48 PM EST2018-01-20 20:48:57 GMT

    Olympic and government officials from North Korea and South Korea have begun a meeting at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Switzerland to confirm how they will unite for the Pyeongchang...

    More >>

    Olympic and government officials from North Korea and South Korea have begun a meeting at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Switzerland to confirm how they will unite for the Pyeongchang Winter Games next month.

    More >>
  • GOP, Democrats show no sign of retreat on shutdown's 1st day

    GOP, Democrats show no sign of retreat on shutdown's 1st day

    Saturday, January 20 2018 8:06 AM EST2018-01-20 13:06:36 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 3:47 PM EST2018-01-20 20:47:53 GMT
    The government shutdown has begun, and so has the finger-pointing, with President Donald Trump saying Democrats wanted to give him "a nice present" to mark the one-year anniversary of his inauguration.More >>
    The government shutdown has begun, and so has the finger-pointing, with President Donald Trump saying Democrats wanted to give him "a nice present" to mark the one-year anniversary of his inauguration.More >>
  • The Latest: Congress seems no closer to reopening government

    The Latest: Congress seems no closer to reopening government

    Saturday, January 20 2018 8:06 AM EST2018-01-20 13:06:28 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 3:47 PM EST2018-01-20 20:47:21 GMT
    President Donald Trump is blaming Democrats for the government shutdown _ tweeting that they wanted to give him "a nice present" to mark the one-year anniversary of his inauguration.More >>
    President Donald Trump is blaming Democrats for the government shutdown _ tweeting that they wanted to give him "a nice present" to mark the one-year anniversary of his inauguration.More >>
Powered by Frankly