Alexandria Man Charged with Attempted Murder

Wendell Reed

56-year-old Wendell Reed, arrested yesterday, charged with theft and the more serious attempted murder offense.

Police say last week he reportedly shoplifted at the Alexandria Mall, and an officer working security followed him to his truck.

The officer tased the suspect and then was hit by the truck door and dragged several feet while the truck was in reverse.

Police say the officer was able to get away, and the suspect fled.