Escaping, especially from the police. (Cambridge Dictionary)
To beat soundly: Thrash. (Merriam – Webster)
Strike. (Merriam – Webster)
To flee hastily: Scram. (Merriam – Webster)
Hit hard; strike. (Oxford Dictionaries)
To thrash or beat. (Collins Dictionary)
To make a sweeping stroke or blow. (Collins Dictionary)
Kandal cops on the lam after fatal beating.
After 6 months on the lam, man suspected in crowbar attack smiles for mugshot.