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Opelika carjacking suspect captured in Georgia

Opelika carjacking suspect captured in Georgia

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A Georgia man is facing charges in Opelika after a woman was carjacked last weekend at an area gas station.

Stephen Eugene Calhoun, 47, was arrested on multiple felony warrants in Meriwether County, Ga. Calhoun has outstanding warrants with the Opelika Police Department for first-degree robbery and first-degree attempted kidnapping.

Calhoun is charged in connection with a violent Saturday night carjacking at Marathon, 1001 Columbus Parkway, police said.

The suspect, later identified as Calhoun, was armed with a handgun.

The suspect stole a 60-year-old woman’s car after a struggle. The stolen vehicle is a 2015 Toyota Highlander with a Georgia license plate.

A witness helped the victim get away from the suspect and was able to grab the suspect’s backpack, which contained personal information.

Calhoun was arrested while in possession of another stolen car from Atlanta.

He also has numerous felony warrants from Atlanta; Meriwether County, Ga.; and Dothan, police said.

Calhoun was in possession of stolen property belonging to the Opelika woman and her daughter at the time of his arrests, police said.

Her car has yet to be located by police.

Opelika police placed a hold on Calhoun, who will be extradited back to Alabama upon conclusion of his cases in Georgia, police said.

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