ROSAMOND — Shane Lowery, a 46-year-old carjacking suspect, is behind bars after he hitched a ride and then pulled a knife file, later demanding that the driver get out of his vehicle. The incident occurred on Monday afternoon in the eastern Kern County town of Rosamond.
According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, the chain of events that led to Lowery’s arrest began around 3:45 p.m. on June 30. The victim reported he had just been carjacked by someone whom he had previously driven to a local trailer park.
“Once at the trailer park, the suspect demanded the victim drive him to another location,” Ray Pruitt, Sherriff’s Public Information Officer said. “The victim refused and that’s when the suspect pulled a large pointed knife file and walked to the driver side of the truck.”
Pruitt said that a second subject from the trailer park got into the passenger side of the truck as Lowery allegedly stuck the file against the victim’s side and forced him to move over towards the passenger side. The victim then claimed that Lowery drove him to another location where he and the other subject got out.
Lowery then fled in the victim’s vehicle, driving the stolen vehicle out in the desert area on SOP Road and Sierra Highway, where he was eventually caught by deputies. After a search of the vehicle, deputies located a pointed knife file on the driver side seat of the car.
Lowery was booked into the Kern County Jail for carjacking and kidnapping.
He is being held without bail on a parole hold.