Man indicted for robbery, possession after trying to pull knife on police officer

Man indicted for robbery, possession after trying to pull knife on police officer
Jacob Scott Breedlove, 27, charged with robbery, possession of firearm and controlled substances.

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A Lubbock man is in jail for robbery, drug possession and felon in possession of a firearm after an attempted robbery at the Walmart at south Loop 289 and Quaker Avenue resulted in an officer being attacked.

On April 16, A Lubbock police officer responded to the Walmart for a call about a woman trying to steal something when he was notified of another robbery in progress.

Jacob Scott Breedlove, 27, was spotted by an employee trying to carry a grey backpack out the doors.

After the officer identified himself, Breedlove tried to flee the scene. Someone tried to grab the backpack as Breedlove reached back to open it on the run.

Breedlove attacked the man who grabbed him, punching him multiple times, eventually dropping the backpack to get away. The officer caught up with Breedlove and tried to bring him to the ground.

Breedlove elbowed the officer several times trying to resist arrest, eventually slipping and falling beneath the officer. The officer tried to restrain Breedlove when he noticed him reaching for his pocket.

The officer quickly grabbed Breedlove’s hand and placed him in handcuffs, removing a fixed blade knife from the pocket he was reaching for. He pulled the wallet from Breedlove’s pocket and Breedlove ran off again, this time in handcuffs.

After a brief foot chase, he was caught again in the parking lot and restrained. Officers searched the backpack he dropped and found an illegal firearm and narcotics. Breedlove, a felon, was found to have an active warrant for his arrest for charges of theft, assault and reckless damage.

Officers escorted Breedlove to the Lubbock County Detention Center. On May 7, he was indicted by a grand jury on charges of robbery, possession of a controlled substance and felon in possession of a firearm.

Bond for the current charges totals $15,000.

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