Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

POLICE BRIEFS; 22-Year-Old Man Arrested after Carjacking, Robbery

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

POLICE BRIEFS; 22-Year-Old Man Arrested after Carjacking, Robbery

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Byline: SANDY STRICKLAND

A 22-year-old man was arrested on multiple charges that included carjacking, kidnapping, armed robbery and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, after leading police on a high-speed chase through several Westside neighborhoods.

Police said a man put a gun to the neck of a 24-year-old man who was withdrawing money from an ATM at 1 a.m. Sunday. He demanded the victim's wallet and jewelry and forced the victim into the victim's tan and black 1999 Ford truck, police said.

The man drove the victim around in the victim's truck until telling him to get out near the Lil' Champ, 1756 Jones Road, police said. The man fired a shot that grazed the victim's back. The victim ran to the Lil' Champ and called police. He was taken to Shands Jacksonville for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say they found the suspect driving the truck near Commonwealth and Ellis avenues and followed him at speeds reaching 70 mph until he was involved in a hit-and-run accident near the 200 block of Spruce Street. He got out in the 2800 block of Almeda Street and was arrested at 4:18 a.m. Sunday after a short chase.

Police said the suspect, who was twice bitten by a K-9 dog, was taken to Shands for treatment. The victim's wallet, some money and two live ammunition rounds were found in the suspect's pants pocket. The suspect's gun was inside the vehicle. Police said the suspect was convicted of an armed carjacking in 2001.

Police are looking for a man who carjacked a vehicle at 6 a.m. Sunday. Police said a 29-year-old man was coming home from a party when he stopped his burgundy 1998 Dodge Stratus at a red light at McDuff and Edison avenues. A man opened his door, stuck a weapon into his side and demanded he get out of the car, police said. He grabbed the victim by the shirt and yanked him out of the car beforefleeing east on Edison. …

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