Man accused of carjacking another man at gunpoint in Paso Robles

acornejo@thetribunenews.comMay 22, 2013 

A Paso Robles man is in jail after allegedly carjacking a man at gunpoint in Paso Robles on Tuesday night.

The alleged victim told police that he was running errands around 9:15 p.m., and when he returned to his car on the 3200 block of Spring Street he was confronted by two armed men who demanded he turn over the keys.

The victim complied with the demands, and one of the carjackers drove off in his vehicle while the other got into a vehicle waiting nearby and left, according to police.

Officers searched the area and found the victim’s vehicle abandoned a short distance away. The stereo had been removed along with some of the victim’s personal property. Based on descriptions of the carjackers and their vehicle provided by the victim, the other vehicle was located by San Luis Obispo County probation officers at a gas station on Spring Street. The vehicle was occupied by two men and two women.

William Joseph Lee, 31, of Paso Robles was arrested on suspicion of carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon. One of the women in the car, Nacowa Penner, 33 of Paso Robles, was arrested on suspicion of violating probation and booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail. The other two occupants of the vehicle were detained and released without charges.

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