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North Carolina teen charged with Albemarle County carjacking

A North Carolina teenager has been charged with a carjacking reported at an Albemarle County gas station just after midnight Sunday morning.

The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office announced deputies arrested 19-year-old Charlotte resident Jareece Breeden on Sunday, not long after Breeden was identified as a suspect in a carjacking reported in neighboring Albemarle County.

Albemarle authorities say a man was pumping his gas at a station on Country Green Road just south of Charlottesville city limits around 12:20 a.m. Sunday when he was attacked. The man sustained minor injuries that were treated on the scene, and his car, wallet and cell phone were reported stolen.

Roughly an hour later, Amherst sheriff’s deputies reported they found the stolen vehicle disabled along U.S. 29. The driver of the vehicle was identified as the suspect described in the earlier carjacking, and Breeden was taken into custody.

Breeden has been charged with carjacking, grand larceny, assault and battery, and robbery. He is being held without bond at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Amherst.

Anyone with information regarding the reported carjacking is encouraged to contact the Albemarle County Police Department at (434) 296-5807. Those who wish to remain anonymous, can contact the Crime Stoppers tip line at (434) 977-4000 or Crimestoppers@albemarle.org.

Source: www.dailyprogress.com

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