Algernon Maurice West, 26, of Lakeland, was arrested Friday and is being held without bail in Clark County, Nev., on a charge of attempted first-degree murder.
West gave a false name after being arrested for jaywalking by Las Vegas police, but officers discovered his identity via his fingerprints, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
West was sought in an incident Dec. 4 at the Walmart at 1110 Causeway Blvd.
Hillsborough deputies said West and Eunessa Lawson tried to buy an $898 laptop using stolen checks from a Lakeland burglary. When asked for identification, they made a disturbance that drew the attention of loss prevention officers.
Lawson struck the officer who detained her, deputies say.
West got into a black Chevrolet Avalanche and struck another loss prevention officer with the vehicle, running over her with both right-side tires, deputies say.
The officer was treated at Tampa General Hospital and released.
Detectives will begin extradition proceedings to return West to Hillsborough.
Lawson, 32, of Lakeland, was arrested on charges including grand theft, uttering a forged instrument, resisting arrest, obstructing or opposing an officer and giving a false name to law enforcement.
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