Richmond Police Officer Injured During Foot Chase

Reported by: Tom Kenny
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Updated: 2/28 7:55 pm
A Richmond Police officer broke his wrist and suffered other abrasions while chasing a shoplifting suspect, according to investigators.

Police said late Thursday afternoon, officers were called to Walmart for a shoplifting incident.

Officers were told that the suspect, Trevor F. Smith, 18, of Richmond, tried to steal a Vizio 50" television.

Store security officers said they detained Smith, but that he bolted out of the store before Richmond police arrived.

Police said two officers nearby saw Smith in the parking lot of O' Charley's restaurant and approached him.

Investigators said Smith took off running toward Jack Burford Chevrolet with officers in pursuit.

Police said Smith crossed the Eastern Bypass to the Red Lobster parking lot where he was eventually caught and detained by another officer.

During the pursuit, a Richmond Police officer fell in the car dealership parking lot, according to Police.

He was treated for his injuries at Baptist Health and released, according to Police.

The officer's uniform and equipment was also damaged in the fall, according to investigators.

Smith was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center and charged with:
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking Under $500
  • Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st Degree
  • Disorderly Conduct, 2nd Degree
  • Criminal Mischief, 3rd Degree

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