Lewiston man arrested after attempted carjacking

Published On: Jun 05 2012 08:43:34 AM PDT   Updated On: Jun 05 2012 10:20:42 AM PDT
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Lewiston police arrested a man Tuesday morning, after he allegedly attempted to carjack another man's vehicle.

Just after 2:30 a.m., Lewiston police received a 911 call of a vehicle driving on Memorial Bridge with a flat tire. Just after that, they received a different call from someone who said there was a car chasing a truck in the Dyna-Mart parking lot on the 1900 block of Highway 128.

When police arrived, they found a gray 1985 Nissan Maxima driven erratically by Kevin Lloyd, 42.

Officers said Lloyd didn't stop for them and he left the parking lot. A few seconds later he re-entered the parking lot, drove around a parked semi-truck and slammed his car into a parked 2006 Dodge pickup truck, police said.

The truck was driven by Edward Lammerding, 51, and he was inside.

Lloyd hopped out of his car, yelling and screaming at Lammerding. At that point, officers reached Lloyd and were able to take him to the ground and detain him.

During the investigation, police learned that Lammerding had just pulled up to the Dyna-Mart parking lot when Lloyd pulled up next to him.

Lloyd told Lammerding, "Give me your truck," twice. Lloyd started to get out of his car, in an attempt to carjack Lammerding, police said.

Lammerding took off in his truck, and Lloyd started chasing him around the parking lot in his Nissan Maxima.

Lammerding stopped when he noticed officers arrive on the scene, and that's when he was rammed by Lloyd, said police.

Lloyd was taken into custody on suspicion of aggravated assault, attempted robbery and reckless driving. He was booked into the Nez Perce County Jail.