Texarkana PD: Man recklessly escapes police with toddler in car for stolen errands
TEXARKANA, Texas (KTAL / KMSS) – A Texarkana man is charged with child endangerment and robbery, accused of running away from police with his baby boy in the car after being caught stealing about $ 100 in Sunday shopping.
Police say Desean Hendrix, 36, was approached by a Walmart employee on New Boston Road for not paying for all the items in her shopping cart. He would only have paid about $ 10 out of the $ 113 in his basket.
Hendrix then rammed the cart into the employee’s leg as he left the store and headed for his car.
When Hendrix got to his car, he quickly put the stolen items and his son in his car and left the store.
A Texarkana Texas police officer was nearby when he heard the call and noticed Hendrix’s black Mercedes at a nearby intersection. The officer attempted to stop him and he immediately accelerated, going around several cars.
Police decided not to prosecute Hendrix due to her son’s presence in the car, but Hendrix continued to drive recklessly on Jarvis Parkway until he was out of sight.
Police say they were able to identify him quickly and found him at his home, along with the Mercedes and the stolen groceries.
He was arrested Sunday evening and held in the bi-state prison for robbery, escape from a vehicle and endangering a child.
He is still being held at Bi-State Prison on bail set at $ 120,000.
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