Two arrested in connection with carjacking in Pueblo

One suspect is in custody after a carjacking in Pueblo Tuesday, August 29. / Pueblo Police Department

This story has been updated. 

PUEBLO, Colo. (August 30, 2017) — Both suspects in connection with a carjacking in Pueblo Tuesday afternoon has been arrested.

Police said the carjacking happened around 1:30 p.m. near the Lowe’s off Highway 50. The victim, a 63-year-old man, told police a man and woman had jumped into his SUV and ordered him to drive them to the south side or be shot. The victim complied, and in the area of Interstate 25 and Central Avenue, the man and woman robbed him, assaulted him, and forced him out of the driver’s seat, according to police. The woman began driving the SUV with the victim still holding on.

The victim was dragged by the SUV and suffered major injuries to his head, according to police. As of Thursday morning, he is recovering at home.

Officers later spotted the SUV on Sprague Avenue between Beulah and South Prairie Avenues, where it crashed into a wall and a parked car before stopping.

Officers arrested the driver, 27-year-old Lawrence Maxwell, after the crash. He is charged with kidnapping, aggravated motor vehicle theft, assault, vehicular eluding, reckless driving, and driving under revocation.

Lawrence Maxwell / Pueblo Police Department
Lawrence Maxwell / Pueblo Police Department

Police said this is the second offense Maxwell has committed in two weeks. He was arrested and charged on August 16 after crashing a stolen car, according to police. He had a warrant for a parole violation at that time.

The second suspect in the carjacking, 33-year-old Antwanette Springs, was arrested Wednesday. She is charged with kidnapping, motor vehicle theft, and assault.

Antwanette Springs / Pueblo Police Department
Antwanette Springs / Pueblo Police Department

Police said Springs had been arrested on August 17 on a warrant for contempt of court.

Both Maxwell and Springs were released from custody about five hours before the carjacking, according to police.

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