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Man tries to run from police with 4-year-old in front seat of car

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Ricky Wallace, Jr. (Source: WPD) Ricky Wallace, Jr. (Source: WPD)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

A man tried to run from police with his 4-year-old in the front seat of the car in the 1000 block of Monitor Drive around 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Officers with the Wilmington Police Department located Ricky Wallace, Jr. as he got into a car in the parking lot near the Pines of Wilmington.

Wallace was wanted on a warrant for an armed robbery that happened July 16 near Cypress Grove Drive. Wallace used a gun to rob a woman and then stole her purse.

Police attempted to stop Wallace from leaving the lot, but he backed the vehicle about 100 feet away and hit two dumpsters in the parking lot.

Officers searched the car and found a pistol with the serial number scratched off under the driver's seat.

Wallace was arrested and charged with felony flee to allude arrest, possession of a firearm by a felon and child abuse. 

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