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Indictment of a man accused of shoplifting, 2 accidents of the STL

MANCHESTER, Mo. – Prosecutors filed charges after a shoplifting suspect allegedly hit a patrol car Wednesday afternoon in Manchester.

Charles Thomas, 33, is charged with resisting arrest, robbery, assault and two counts of leaving the scene of an accident. He is being held in the St. Louis County Jail on $50,000 bond.

The situation unfolded just before 2pm on Wednesday when police responded to a call for shoplifting at the Kohl’s store in the 14000 block of Andersohn Drive in Manchester. Officers attempted to arrest two suspects near the store before they entered a vehicle and hit a patrol car.

The suspects took off from the scene and struck another vehicle near Sulfur Spring and Manchester Roads. The suspects then got out of the car and led police on a brief foot chase before being arrested. No one was injured in the incident.

Investigators say that before the crashes, Thomas and another woman left with more than $1,000 worth of perfume and cologne. Thomas and the other suspect have reportedly been linked to out-of-state investigations and Thomas also has multiple felony cases pending.