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Man sentenced as habitual felon for running from police with 3-year-old in front seat of car

Ricky Wallace, Jr. (Source: WPD) Ricky Wallace, Jr. (Source: WPD)

A man who tried to run from police with his 3-year-old in the front seat of the car, was sentenced as a habitual felon Thursday.

According to court documents, on Aug. 7, 2014 Ricky Wallace, Jr. tried to drive away from Wilmington Police Officers attempting to arrest him for his part in an armed robbery. Wallace didn't get far before he crashed into a dumpster in the Pines of Wilmington parking lot. The whole scenario played out with his 3-year-old daughter in the front seat. She was uninjured.

Wallace was wanted on a warrant for an armed robbery that happened July 16 near Cypress Grove Drive, where he used a gun to rob a woman of her purse.

Officers searched the car and found a loaded .45 caliber handgun with the serial number scratched off under the driver's seat.

Thursday Wallace was sentenced to eight to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to the following charges:

  • Felony Speeding to Elude Arrest,
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon,
  • Misdemeanor Child Abuse,
  • Possession of a Firearm with an altered serial number
  • Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon
  • Conspiracy to Commit Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon

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