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Category: Car-jacking


UPDATED: Man pleads not guilty to robbing Tacoma business, hitting car with six children during police pursuit

UPDATE as of 2:03 p.m.: Bryan pleaded not guilty to the charges this afternoon.

INITIAL POST: Pierce County prosecutors have charged a 45-year-old man with robbing a Tacoma real estate business, stealing a car and crashing it into a vehicle carrying six children while fleeing from police.

Erick Bryan faces two counts of vehicular assault, first-degree robbery, attempting to elude a police vehicle and felony hit-and-run. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges this afternoon. Bail has been set at $1 million.

Charging papers give this account:

Bryan walked into the business in the 3800 block of South

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Man accused of hitting car owner in face with rock, stealing vehicle

A man accused of hitting a car owner in the face with a rock and stealing his vehicle face a third strike if convicted as charged, according to Pierce County prosecutors.

Jesse Ray Lowry, 28, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of first-degree robbery, second-degree assault and attempting to elude a police vehicle.

He was arrested Sunday night after a man told police Lowry hit him in the face with a rock as he stood by his parked car outside the Fred Meyer store at South 72nd Street and Pacific Avenue South, according to court documents.

The two fought, and

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Teens charged with carjacking woman with baby, threatening to shoot her

Two 16-year-old boys have been charged with robbing and threatening to shoot a mother with her baby and leading police on a brief chase last week.

Etinosa Esanbor, of Tacoma, and Michael Vanzant, of Puyallup, are being tried as adults. They have pleaded not guilty to first-degree robbery, second-degree assault and attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle. Esanbor also faces a charge of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm.

Esanbor’s bail was set at $200,000. Vanzant is being held in lieu of $150,000 bail.

The incident occurred Tuesday evening at the victim’s apartment complex.

Charging papers give this account:

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