Bakersfield man accused, arrested in carjacking

Victim was about to leave house when approached

ROSEDALE, Calif. -  

A carjacking suspect was arrested in the Rosedale area, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.

On March 13, at about 9 a.m., deputies went Knudsen regarding a carjacking.

Before speaking with the victim, deputies went to the area of Norris and Coffee where a person, who later identified as 30-year-old Steve Stancil, was seen driving the stolen car at a reported 100 miles per hour.

According to officials, Stancil fled the scene on foot, but was detained a short distance later.

After speaking with the victim, Gloria Mooney, officials said Stancil allegedly jumped her back fence and approached her in the carport area as she was about to get into her car.

Mooney said her car's ignition was already running. Mooney told deputies Stancil then pushed her away from her car and got into the driver's seat of her car.

Mooney reported she had to jump out of the way while Stancil drove off in her car.

Mooney was not injured during this incident and there is no property loss.

Stancil was positively identified by two witnessess and was arrested and booked into the Central Receiving Facility for carjacking.

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