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January 22, 2018

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Metro nabs suspect in violent taxi carjacking

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Erica Hagan

Metro Police have arrested a woman they say was responsible for stealing a taxicab and running over its driver before crashing it and stealing another car.

Metro today identified Erica Hagan, 42, who they say went on the crime spree on the afternoon of May 21.

Hagan was arrested over the weekend and booked at Clark County Detention Center on eight felony charges including attempted murder, battery by strangulation and robbery with a deadly weapon, police said.

The incident began near Rancho Drive and Decatur Boulevard, when a taxi passenger assaulted the driver of a Vegas Western cab before stealing the car and running him over, police said. It almost ended a block away at Cheyenne Avenue and Jones Boulevard when the suspect ran a red light and crashed into another vehicle, but police say the woman got out, stole another car and escaped.

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