Update: Arrest Made In Carjacking

a 20 year old Pitt County man is in jail, accused in a carjacking just before noon on Monday.

Tobias Brummell is charged with kidnapping, robbery with a dangerous weapon and theft of a motor vehicle after today's carjacking.

Deputies spent most of the afternoon searching for the gunman who carjacked a woman outside a Bethel gas station.

Deputies say it happened just before lunch at the Country Mart on Highway 11. They say a woman was pumping gas when a man got into her car and demanded she leave at gunpoint.

Deputies say the two began to leave the parking lot when the woman had second thoughts. She jumped out of the car. The gunman, deputies say, continued down Highway 11.

A short time later deputies spotted the stolen car at Staton Mill & Pug Moore Roads. Witnesses told authorities they saw the gunman run into the woods.

Deputies blocked off the area, bringing in a sheriff's helicopter and tracking dogs.

Their search failed to find the gunman, but several hours later deputies say they made a break in the case. Deputies say Brummell lives not far from where the car was ditched. Investigators say his fingerprints were found inside the woman's car.

The victim in the carjacking was shaken up, but deputies say is otherwise okay after her ordeal.


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  • by Sandra Barnes Location: Aulander, NC on Jan 8, 2008 at 05:32 AM
    Yesterday, Monday, my twin girls, 22, called saying when they got off work, they were going to go to Greenville. I, immediately, prayed for the Lord to put his angels around them. I pray that prayer most times when they leave home. We always stop at Country Mart because gas is usually cheaper than it is in our area. I just learned, this morning, on WITN of yesterday's carjacking that took place. Tell your children you love them every chance you can and don't forget to pray!
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