CARJACKING SUSPECTS ARRESTED AFTER PURSUIT THROUGH MERCED

On 6/19/16 at approximately 9:45 p.m., a carjacking occurred on Scott Road near McSwain Elementary School in Merced. The suspects both had firearms and forcefully took the victim’s red 2-door 1997 Honda Accord.

At approximately 12:30 a.m., Merced Sheriff’s Deputies saw the red Honda at Santa Fe and N. Highway 59 in Merced. Once Merced PD backup units arrived, the deputies attempted to stop the vehicle but the suspects failed to yield. The sheriff’s deputies and MPD pursued the vehicle throughout Merced reaching speeds up to 80 mph.

At 12:54 a.m., the suspects pulled over in the 200 block of E. 23rd Street in Merced and a felony vehicle stop ensued. Both suspects were taken into custody without further incident.

This story will be updated.Photo Dec 27, 20 48 39