Shoplifting suspect in high-speed chase 'didn't know police could follow him to another state'
WGNO / Hancock County
Slidell Police found the suspect, 51-year-old Robert E. Myers, of Picayune, Mississippi, attempting to flee the scene.

via WGNO:

SLIDELL, La. (WGNO) -- Police arrested a man after he dragged a Slidell Police officer with his vehicle and attempted to run over another officer, after shoplifting from Walmart.

On Tuesday, June 18, Slidell Police were called to the Walmart at 39142 Natchez Drive, about a shoplifting in progress. There, they found the suspect, 51-year-old Robert E. Myers, of Picayune, Mississippi, attempting to flee the scene.

One officer tried to stop Myers, at which time he was dragged for a short distance through the Walmart parking lot.

As Myers aggressively accelerated through the Walmart parking lot, he attempted to run over another officer, who was able to maneuver out of the path of Myers’ truck.

Slidell Police officers chased Myers into Mississippi, where he ultimately lost control of his truck on Highway 607.

Myers told Slidell Police officers that he didn’t think they could chase him into a different state.

Mississippi Highway Patrol, who assisted Slidell Police during the pursuit, booked Myers for driving with a suspended license, reckless driving, and no insurance.

Once Myers satisfies those charges, he will be extradited back to Louisiana where he will face multiple charges from Slidell Police, including third offense felony theft, aggravated flight from an officer, aggravated battery of a police officer, aggravated assault with a motor vehicle upon a peace officer, no insurance, and driving with a suspended license.

Myers suffered minor injuries during the crash.

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