Amarillo woman beaten, car stolen

Amarillo police have arrested a man suspected of beating up a woman before stealing her car.

Officers were sent to a home in the 500 block of W. Colorado on Friday around 6:01 AM.

The caller told officers that a woman they did not know with a "bloody face" was asking for help.

Officers found the 27-year-old female victim in front of the house with multiple head and facial injuries, including one eye swollen shut and a large laceration on the back of her head.

The victim was able to tell police that she was hit from behind by a man with a gun before the man stole her black 2004 Cadillac STS.

According to the police report, at about 6:50 AM, an officer spotted the victim's Cadillac near 7th and N. Hughes and tried to stop it.

The driver sped away instead, triggering a pursuit.

The attempt to evade the officer ended at 7th and N. Polk, when the suspect attempted to turn right (south) onto N. Polk. He lost control and the vehicle left the roadway, running into a building at 616 N. Polk.

The suspect ran east and then south in an alley. The officer caught and arrested the 23-year-old Julian Caldwell after he went over a fence.

The suspect sustained a minor cut on his wrist going over the fence he was taken to a local hospital and was treated and released. He has been booked into the Potter County Detention Center on a preliminary charge of evading arrest or detention. This case remains under investigation, and other charges may be filed.

Officers found a black pellet gun that looks like a real firearm in the front seat of the car.

The victim was taken to a local hospital with what is believed to be non-life threatening injuries.