Man charged after gas station clerk is hit by car during 5-finger beer run

Man charged after gas station clerk is hit by car during 5-finger beer run
Dewey Wayne Glenhorn (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - On August 30, 2018, police were called to the Valero Corner Store at 2501 82nd Street in reference to a hit and run and possible robbery. The corner store employee was found inside the store with a leg and hip injury.

The employee told police the man, now identified as 54-year-old Dewey Wayne Glenhorn of Slaton, was attempting a beer run. When the employee noticed what was happening, he confronted Glenhorn on the east side of the store where Glenhorn parked his car. The employee was able to recover the beer from Glenhorn’s vehicle. He then tried to read the license plate on the vehicle to bystanders before the suspect left.

The police report says Glenhorn drove forward, pushing the employee with him. The suspect then went in reverse with the employee chasing the vehicle and grabbing the driver’s side window. That is when the suspect drove forward quickly and dragged the employee several feet before he was thrown to the ground.

The surveillance video showed Glenhorn go into the store, pick up the beer and immediately walk out of the store without paying for the beer.

While police were on the scene, they got a call about a beer theft that just occurred at Walmart on 114th and Quaker with the suspect matching the description of the man who just tried to steal beer from Valero, according to the police report.

The police report also says because of his previous trespass warnings issued by Walmart, the officer was able to identify Glenhorn.

He was arrested on Jan. 11, 2019.

Glenhorn has been indicted by a Lubbock County Grand Jury on two counts of aggravated robbery. He is currently in the Lubbock County Detention Center on a $20,000 bond.

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