A wanted man fled from police on Monday before crashing his car into another motorist, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force was looking for Justin Romo, 25, of Waco, who was wanted on a parole violation and a robbery warrant, at about 10 a.m., Swanton said. Waco police traffic officers were given information that Romo was in their area when they spotted him in a 2012 Chrysler 300 near 18th Street and Interstate 35.
Romo, who had his pregnant girlfriend inside the car with him, ran from police and a pursuit began, Swanton said. Romo eventually crashed into another motorist's car near 17th Street and Dutton Avenue before officers arrested Romo.
Romo's girlfriend and the other motorist was not injured in the crash, Swanton said. Police found methamphetamine and marijuana in Romo's possession at the time of the crash.
Authorities arrested Romo on two third-degree felony charges of evading arrest by motor vehicle, tampering with evidence, two second-degree felony charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a controlled substance, a Class B misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana and a citation for no seat belt. He was also arrested on the outstanding warrants.
Romos was taken to McLennan County Jail, where he remained jailed Monday night. Bond information was not available.