LATHROP (CBS13) — The suspect arrested after a wild crime spree that stretched from Lathrop to Ripon – and that left one person dead – has been identified.
Deputies say a person was found shot dead inside a home along Talc Street in Lathrop late Monday morning. The suspect and the victim were brothers, according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office.READ MORE: Gold Artifacts Stolen In Sacramento History Museum Break-in
After the killing, the suspect reportedly drove off. Deputies say, about a mile away, the suspect then hid his own vehicle and carjacked a pick-up truck. He then drove the vehicle to Ripon where he abandoned that vehicle and allegedly carjacked another truck.READ MORE: 44 Structures Now Destroyed As Dixie Fire Grows To 240,795 Acres
Law enforcement officers then spotted the stolen vehicle a short time later and pulled it over on Highway 120 between Oakdale and Ripon after a short pursuit.
The suspect was taken into custody without further incident. On Tuesday, the sheriff’s office identified him as 35-year-old Stephan Williamson.MORE NEWS: Search Continues For Woman Missing Following Boating Accident
Williamson has been booked into San Joaquin County Jail and is facing charges of murder and car theft.