NEW DETAILS: 24-year-old charged in Austin carjacking, police chase into Hays County


Thursday update: Austin police have arrested and charged a 24-year-old who they say led police on a car chase into Hays County after stealing a vehicle in East Austin early Wednesday.

Police responded to a reported carjacking near Decker and Loyola lanes around 3:10 a.m. Officers spotted the vehicle and chased the driver to Hays County. According to an arrest warrant affidavit, the driver was traveling at speeds as high as 120 mph during the 16-minute pursuit toward Yarrington Road.

Authorities caught the driver, identified as Carl Eugene Cleveland Jr., and booked him into the Travis County Jail.

According to jail records, Cleveland is charged with aggravated robbery, unauthorized use of a vehicle and evading arrest/detention with a vehicle. His bail for the three charges has been set at a combined amount of $190,000.

Wednesday: A carjacking suspect was arrested on Wednesday morning after leading Austin police on a chase into Hays County.

Austin police Lt. Cara Boyd said officers were dispatched to the carjacking near Decker and Loyola lanes around 3:10 a.m.

Police said the incident may have stemmed from a disturbance involving a gun, but additional details were not immediately available.

About 20 minutes later, officers found the vehicle that had been taken and chased it down to Hays County.

Boyd said a suspect was taken into custody, but did not have any identifying information on the person.

This is a developing story. More information will be added as it becomes available.


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