Three people were arrested in Maryland Sunday after an alleged carjacking in Berkeley County.
Maryland authorities identified the accused as Brad Lee Waldron, 25, of Purcellville, Va., Lisa Marie Horne, 26, of Ranson, and Paula C. Killian, 26, of Martinsburg.
They were being held Sunday in Frederick County, Md., on charges of theft of property of at least $1,000 but less than $10,000.
On Sunday, at about 12:46 a.m., Berkeley County Sheriff's Deputy M.L. Buracker was dispatched to a report of a carjacking/robbery in progress in front of 4542 Golf Course Road near Martinsburg, police said.
The 23-year-old alleged victim told police he was driving back home when a woman jumped in front of his car. When he stopped to see what was wrong with the woman, he said he was approached by a male subject. He said the male subject told him he had a pistol and said he was told to get out of his vehicle. At that time he said he was punched twice, police said.
The alleged victim got of the vehicle and began to run. He said the male subject and two women got into the car and drove off with his silver 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer, police said.
The male subject told the victim not to call anybody. Buracker transported the victim back to his mother's residence before entering the victim's vehicle into the National Crime Information Center database.
Later Sunday morning, at about 2:19 a.m., Frederick County, Md., authorities notified Berkeley County Central Dispatch that they had located the victim's vehicle after responding to a commercial burglar alarm in their jurisdiction, police said.
The vehicle was found unoccupied when Maryland police arrived. After checking the area, police located one man and two women not far from the vehicle, later identified as Waldron, Horne and Killian.
One of the women told police that the victim had given them the car. The Frederick County Sheriff's Department then forwarded pictures of the three subjects they had located and the alleged victim positively identified all the subjects involved, police said.