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April 6, 2011

Officers arrest carjacking suspect after brief chase in Modesto

The Stanislaus County Auto Theft Taskforce on Wednesday arrested a man who is suspected of carjacking a man at gunpoint earlier this week.

Michael Lomauhie, 23, is suspected of using a small caliber handgun to hit the victim and take his Nissan truck, according to Sgt. Aaron Tait.

Task force officers found the vehicle parked near Kimble and Floto Streets on Wednesday afternoon and waited for the suspect to approach the vehicle. He appeared with a female companion, Tait said.

When officers approached, Lomauhie ran but was quickly apprehended in the 100 block of Kimble. He was charged with carjacking, auto theft and resisting arrest.

The woman, Shaylynn Marlton, 31, was arrested on a charge of possession of stolen property. Officers are investigating whether she played a role in the carjacking.

A police dog was called to the scene to search for the weapon but none was located.

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