A man suspected of crashing a car on Carpenter Road Monday morning and stealing another car at gunpoint has been captured, police say.
A 32-year-old Tacoma man was booked into the Thurston County Jail on suspicion of first-degree robbery, unlawful possession of a firearm, and hit and run. He was arrested at about 6:15 p.m. Monday at his sister’s house in the 4800 block of Pacific Avenue Southeast, according to a Lacey Police report that was filed with a probable cause statement in Thurston County Superior Court.
“The suspect in yesterday’s carjacking has been apprehended,” Lacey Police tweeted just before 9 a.m. Tuesday. “We’d like to thank the community in their assistance in this matter.”
Several schools, including Saint Martin’s University, were locked down Monday while police searched the area.
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The Olympian does not publish suspects’ names until they have appeared in court.