By Jimmie Ferguson

Killeen Daily Herald

COPPERAS COVE A 22-year-old Killeen man was in jail Tuesday in lieu of $180,000 worth of bonds after police say he broke into a pharmacy, stole a quantity of prescription drugs and then attempted to out-run police back home.

The alleged crimes began around 9:30 p.m. Monday at the H-E-B grocery store in Copperas Cove and ended on Fort Hood Street at the intersection of Avenue E, said Copperas Cove police spokesman Lt. Daniel Austin.

At 9:34 p.m., officers learned that a man had entered the locked pharmacy area at H-E-B and stole an unknown quantity of prescription medications, Austin said.

The suspect was chased from the store by H-E-B employees, and he entered a vehicle in the stores parking lot, said Austin, noting the vehicle was still at the scene when the officers arrived.

When an officer located the vehicle and approached it, the suspect took off in his vehicle, heading east on U.S. Highway 190, Austin said. The lieutenant said the pursuit continued east on Highway 190 to Business Highway 190 to Fort Hood Street, where the suspect turned north.

After he saw police were still behind him, he made a U-turn on Fort Hood Street and headed south, Austin said. He stopped his vehicle at the intersection of Avenue E, got out of it and got down on the ground and was arrested.

The suspect, identified as Jared Paul Lollar, was arraigned Tuesday by Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke on charges of two counts of possession of a controlled substance, burglary of a building and evading arrest in a motor vehicle, court records show.

At the time of Lollars arrest, Austin said he was in possession of 111 hydrocodone tablets and two lorazepam tablets.

The investigation continues by CCPD, Austin said.

Contact Jimmie Ferguson at jferguson@kdhnews.com

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