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.
The Olympian does not publish suspects’ names until they have appeared in court.