FRISCO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A shoplifting suspect trying to get away from the JCPenney at 2607 Preston Road, struck at least one car and a pedestrian in the parking lot.
An officer responding to the shoplifting call saw the suspect’s car strike the pedestrian and drive away.
The officer initiated a pursuit that went into Plano southbound on Preston Road where the suspect was eventually stopped south of Legacy Drive and taken into custody.
The suspect has been identified as Cassandra Timmons, 57, of Dallas.
Court records show Timmons has been convicted of theft or financial crimes at least 26 different times.
The cases spanning from 1994 to 2010 occurred in Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, Kaufman and Smith counties.
The most recent conviction CBS11 found involved the theft of more than $20,000 from an elderly woman. Timmons was sentenced to 5 years in jail for the crime.
The pedestrian that was struck during Timmons’ getaway, a 61-year-old woman, was taken by Frisco medics to the hospital with unknown injuries.
Anyone with information on this crime can contact the Frisco Police Department at (972) 292-6010. They can also send an anonymous tip by texting FRISCOPD and the tip to 847411 (tip411) or by downloading the Frisco PD app available on Android and iOS devices.