Carjacking suspect caught in Jefferson County
Law enforcement agencies were in the area of Whitaker Road conducting the manhunt for a car jacking suspect.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said they caught a carjacking suspect early Monday morning. The department posted on Facebook the man was in custody and taken to the ER. The department did not release any more information on the suspect’s injuries or what lead to those injuries.
On August 8, officials identified the carjacking suspect as Aaron Bradley Stein.
Officials said that Stein attempted a carjacking attempt on August 4 near Whitakker Road and again on August 8 in New Market on Minnis Street.
Stein is described as a white male, approximately 5-foot-9, 150lbs and wearing a polo shirt with black shorts.
Stein is was said to be armed, according to officials.
Officials with the Sheriff’s Office received a call Thursday morning saying that a man matching the description walking on Highway 11E, according to an update posted to social media. Law enforcement officials created a perimeter in the area and tracked the suspect to a lot on Whitakker Road.
Stein fled into a wooded area on foot and law enforcement was not able to keep up with them. Harsh terrain and poor weather conditions hampered ground and air searches, the update said.
Officials used CS gas in the area of the woods that deputies were not able to search to no success.
Law enforcement stopped the search at 10 p.m. Thursday. They warn anyone in the area to be on alert since the suspect is still considered armed and dangerous.
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