Waco, Texas — Waco police arrested a man after they say he stole a woman's vehicle, crashed it, and attempted to run from officers.
According to Waco P.D. Spokesman W.P. Swanton, the carjacking took place at 1:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Swanton says a 64-year-old woman stopped her car in the 1100 block Calumet to visit a friend. As she stepped from her Buick LaSabre, she was approached by Ramon Sajar Jones, 22. Jones approached the victim as she was stepping out of her car and pushed her to the ground, causing injuries to her wrist, arm, and knee. Police say Jones then jumped into the victims’ vehicle and sped away from the scene.
An astute patrol officer that was assisting on the call was checking the North Waco area in an attempt to locate the stolen vehicle and spotted Jones driving near the 1700 block of N. 4th Street. Jones became involved in a minor crash with another vehicle while driving recklessly and then crashed into a tree. No injuries were reported from the crash. Jones saw the officer approaching and fled on foot from the stolen vehicle but was captured after a short foot chase. He was arrested and jailed for robbery, criminal trespass because he was previously warned away from the 1100 block of Calumet, and evading on foot.
The victim was evaluated and treated at the scene by ETMC.
A quick response, less than two minutes, and heads up thinking by assisting officers contributed to the arrest of this suspect.