Timothy Lane Akines - Theft (Up to $500) x2, Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage x2, Evading Arrest with a Motor Vehicle, Simple Assault

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Accused Shoplifter Runs from Police, Gets Additional Charges

By news@wbbjtv.com
By 7 Eyewitness News Staff

JACKSON, Tenn. – A Jackson man is jailed after allegedly trying to shoplift from a Dollar General and running from police.

According to Jackson police, just before 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, staff members at the Dollar General in the 100 block of South Royal called police reporting that a person who had shoplifted from the store just 90 minutes earlier had returned.

The suspect was identified as Timothy Lane Akines, 52. He is now charged with theft under $500, assault, resisting arrest, felony evading by motor vehicle, leaving the scene of accidents, reckless driving and no proof of insurance.

The first officer to arrive was the one who took the previous shoplifting report. She reportedly recognized the suspect immediately and noticed he had bulges in his pants where he had concealed items.

When the officer attempted to take Akines into custody, police said he began resisting and pushed the officer away. A second responding officer took up pursuit of the van on Baltimore where it struck another vehicle and continued until he ran out of road at Hamilton Street.

Police said the suspect tried to cut between two houses to McRee Street and hit a parked vehicle a driveway on McRee. The driver then fled on foot but was captured a short time later hiding in a nearby shed.

Akines is being held at the Madison County Jail on a $25,000 bond.