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Albemarle County carjacking suspect arrested in Amherst County Sunday

Crystal Graham
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A man pumping gas in Albemarle County had his car, wallet and cell phone stolen during a carjacking early Sunday morning.

According to the Albemarle County Police Department, the victim was assaulted at 12:20 a.m. when he was approached by an individual who demanded his car.

The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries. He was treated at the scene.

Approximately one hour later, the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office located the victim’s vehicle disabled along U.S. Route 29. The driver of the vehicle was identified as the suspect from the earlier carjacking.

The suspect, Jareece C. Breeden, 19, of Charlotte, N.C. was taken into custody by the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office and is charged with:

  • Grand larceny (§18.2-95)
  • Carjacking (§18.2-58.1)
  • Robbery (§18.2-58)
  • Assault and battery (§18.2-57)

Breeden is being held without bond at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Amherst.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Albemarle County Police Department at (434) 296-5807. For those who wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (434) 977-4000 or [email protected].

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.