Pierce County prosecutors have filed charges against a 52-year-old man who allegedly stole a woman’s purse and car at gunpoint Sunday.
Kelly Alfred Stevens was arraigned Tuesday on one count of first-degree robbery. He’s being held in Pierce County Jail in lieu of $200,000 bail.
Court documents provide the following information.
A woman told Sumner police that she and a friend were in the parking lot of a store Sunday night when a man approached. The man wielded a gun and demanded the woman’s purse and car keys.
The woman handed over the items. The robber got into the woman’s Kia and drove off.
Officers tracked the Kia to Auburn but didn’t initially find the robber. Witnesses reported that a man matching the robber’s description later showed up at the scene.
Officers went back to the location and found Stevens, who was wearing a distinctive jacket. After arresting Stevens, officers found he had an airsoft gun that had had the orange tip removed. He also had a set of Kia keys in his pocket.
Stevens claimed he didn’t remember what had happened. A friend told officers Stevens asked her to go to dinner and arrived in a Kia that he said he’d rented earlier in the day.
The victim responded and identified Stevens as the man who robbed her.