A suspected carjacker wanted in connection with a vicious attack on an elderly Lincoln resident was taken into custody in Lafayette Monday after leading local police on a circuitous freeway chase from Danville to Pleasant Hill Road.
Danville police were notified of a suspicious car – a black Ford Escape with paper plates – at around 6:20 a.m. Monday and attempted to stop the car when its driver suddenly accelerated down El Cerro and onto northbound I680.
The driver raced north and onto westbound Highway 24 before leaving the freeway by way of the on-ramp in an effort to shake off his pursuers and was briefly successful in doing so.
Lafayette officers continued to circulate in the area and eventually located Shaun Sterner, 32, walking in the area – the black Ford Escape he is alleged to have taken found a short distance away.
Sterner was taken into custody without further incident and booked on charges including felony evasion, probation violation, possession of stolen property, unlawful taking of an automobile and possession of a dangerous drug.