TEXARKANA, Texas -- A 36-year-old man has been arrested on several charges resulting from an alleged robbery at Walmart Supercenter on New Boston Road.
Desean Hendrix was arrested Sunday night on charges of robbery, evading arrest with a vehicle, and endangering a child, according to the Texarkana Texas Police Department. The charges are all felonies. His total bond for the three charges was set at $120,000. He's still being held in the Bi-State jail.
A Walmart Loss Prevention employee noticed Hendrix at one of the self-checkout registers Sunday and noticed he allegedly did not scan all the items in his shopping cart. In fact, he allegedly only paid for $10.44 of stuff despite having $113.50 worth of items in his buggy.
When the female employee tried to stop him as he was leaving the store, he allegedly rammed the shopping cart into her leg and continued to his car in the parking lot. Once there, he threw the items from the buggy and his three year old son into the backseat the car and took off, according to police.
Officer Cole Bredenberg was very close when the call came out over the radio and noticed the black Mercedes at the intersection of Bishop and New Boston Road. When he got behind the car and turned on his emergency lights, the driver immediately fled at a high rate of speed and began swerving around other cars and all over the road, according to police accounts.
Police had been advised there was a small child in the car so choose not to pursue the car. However, Hendrix allegedly continued to drive recklessly on Jarvis Parkway until Bredenberg couldn't see the car anymore. Police were able to identify Hendrix as the suspect, and a Bowie County Sheriff's deputy located Hendrix and the Mercedes at his home in the county a short time later. Inside the car, the deputy found the items reported stolen by Walmart.