Man Accused of Running Over Car Salesman Caught

Man Accused of Running Over Car Salesman Caught

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - A man accused of stealing a truck from a Midland dealership and running over a salesman has been caught.

36-year-old Tomas Baeza was arrested by U.S. Marshals.

The stolen truck was also found.

Baeza has been charged with aggravated battery, but could face more charges for stealing the car and tampering with evidence.

Back in November, Midland Police say Baeza went in to test drive a truck at Payless Auto Sales.

The salesman, Cody Loveless, said Baeza didn't have an ID so he went with him on the test drive.

When Loveless got out to switch seats, he says Baeza got into the driver's seat and took off.

Loveless jumped on the truck to try and stop Baeza, but he eventually got off and his leg was run over.