UPDATE: Wanted person causes vehicle crash

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UPDATE: The Waco Police Department has released new information in this case.

Shortly after 10:00 a.m. Monday, officers were assisting the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force with the apprehension of a wanted fugitive.

The Waco PD Traffic Unit was given information the person was in the area of 17th and Baylor. 

The wanted felon has been identified as Justin Romo, who was wanted for a Parole Violation and a Robbery Warrant. 

Romo was driving a black 2012 Chrysler 300 when he was spotted and officers attempted to stop his vehicle near 18th and I-35. He fled from officers and a pursuit ensued. Romo eventually crashed into another citizen’s vehicle at 17th and Dutton. 

He has also now been charged with Aggravated Assault, Evading in a Motor Vehicle, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Possession of a Controlled Substance over four grams-Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana under 2oz, Resisting Search, and DWLI.

He had his pregnant girlfriend in the car when he fled officers. She nor the other involved citizen were injured in the crash.

Romo was medically cleared and taken to jail.

Below is the original text from this story:

A vehicle fleeing police crashed in a neighborhood Monday morning and two people were reported in custody, with one expected to be arrested.

The incident occurred on Dutton Avenue  about 10:30 a.m. as officers attempted to stop a vehicle occupied by a man and a woman, one of which was believed named in arrest warrants.

Officers said they recognized the driver as a man for whom there were multiple outstanding felony warrants.

The driver had been spotted by members of the U.S. Marshal’s task force who asked for assistance from Waco police officers to make the traffic stop.

The vehicle fled east on Dutton, going through at least one red light and crashed at 17th street.

The fleeing vehicle was a black Chrysler that struck a Honda occupied by an elderly female.

All three were transported to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Hospital to be checked out but injuries were thought to be relatively minor.

The man was expected to be arrested and taken to jail after release from the hospital while his female passenger had not been arrested but was being questioned.

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April 29 2021 07:00 pm

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