Hit-and-Run Suspect and Companion Arrested in Beverly Hills, 2 Weeks After Collision Injured 2 Others
A hit-and-run suspect and a companion were arrested Sunday afternoon in Beverly Hills, almost three weeks after a crash in Hawthorne that left a woman and her 4-year-old child injured, authorities said.
Orland Lewis had been taken into custody on a separate charge following the Feb. 15 collision, but was released on bail before being tied to the hit-and-run, according to a statement from the Hawthorne Police Department.
Authorities received tips that Lewis had been seen several times at a Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills. About 2:30 p.m. Sunday, the suspect and Tavon Bogues were spotted at the store, prompting a response from Beverly Hills police, the news release said.
The two men fled on foot and were eventually cornered by officers in a Subway restaurant on Wilshire Boulevard, police said.
According to the the statement, Lewis struggled with the officers and threw a loaded .25-caliber handgun behind the counter before being apprehended.
He and Bogues were arrested on suspicion of “a variety of charges including fraud, resisting arrest and possessing a loaded firearm,” Hawthorne police said, adding that other charges were pending.