Edina Man Charged With Crashing Car Stolen From GF During Flight From Police

The 19-year-old Edina man allegedly stole his girlfriend's car after shoving her to the ground in a New Year's Eve fight.

An Edina man is accused of shoving his girlfriend to the ground during a New Year's Eve fight before stealing her car and fleeing from police, eventually crashing into a snow bank.

Grant Theodore Loomer, 19, is charged with one felony count of fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle and one misdemeanor count of domestic assault.

According to the criminal complaint:

Loomer and his girlfriend returned to his home on the 6200 block of Hanson Road after a New Year's Eve party. Loomer was angry with his girlfriend for talking with other men.

When she told him she was going to leave, he locked himself in the bathroom to prevent her from retrieving her belongings. 

He then opened the door and pulled her inside, pushing and shoving her as they argued, she told police. When she left the bathroom, he pushed her to the ground. Police found multiple bruises on her arms and body.

Her friend came to Loomer's apartment and she got in her friend's car, but Loomer followed, coming into the backseat. 

He yelled and pulled his girlfriend's hair before getting out of the car.

Loomer then took his girlfriend's car (without her permission) and followed her to her Edina home. 

He refused to give her the keys, and she called police.

Police saw him driving her car near her home and turned on their lights and sirens.

Loomer fled a short distance, driving the car onto a snow bank. The car rolled down into the street and Loomer tried to flee on foot.

Police shot him twice with a Taser and detained him.

Loomer denied assaulting his girlfriend and said she sustained her injuries in a drunken fall.

He is on conditional release for an alleged November 2013 domestic assault incident involving his sister. He faces up to three years behind bars and a $5,000 fine for the New Year's Eve incident. 


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