Columbia County deputies capture 13-year-old carjacking suspect in Lake City

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office said its deputies caught a 13-year-old armed carjacking suspect who forced a woman into her car Tuesday afternoon in Lake City.

The 67-year-old woman was in her garage on Northwest Dudley Loop when the 13-year-old boy approached her and asked her for a ride, according to a release from CCSO.

The woman declined to give the boy a ride and he returned with a gun a few minutes later, demanding her keys.

She gave the boy the keys, but he could not get the car started. The woman opened the passenger door to get the keys, but the boy was able to get the car started and threatened to shoot her if she got out of the car.

She called 911 at 4:05 p.m. and deputies were able to find the car traveling south on Main Boulevard just north of Duval Street, the release said. They performed a precision immobilization technique (PIT) maneuver to stop the car and were able to take the teen into custody.

The woman said she did not know the teen before this incident. The teen is facing charges of armed burglary, carjacking, abduction and driving without a license.

Action News Jax is not currently naming the teen, as he has not been charged as an adult at this time.

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