ELK GROVE (CBS13) — A man is in custody accused of robbing and carjacking an elderly woman at knifepoint in Elk Grove, police said Tuesday.
Markee Pettaway McDowell, 23, was booked into Sacramento County Main Jail and faces charges of carjacking, robbery, assault, assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse.READ MORE: SCUSD's New Race And Equity Liaison Talk District's Move To Fire Teacher Who Used N-Word
According to the Elk Grove Police Department, the 86-year-old victim returned to her home in the Glenbrooke Community and went to retrieve her mail when a suspect approached her from behind with a knife and demanded her car keys.READ MORE: ‘It’s Just Heartbreaking’: Community Mourns One In Growing Number Of Officer Deaths Involving DUI Drivers
McDowell is accused of hitting the woman and knocking her to the ground before taking off with her car. This happened Monday evening.MORE NEWS: Big Dog, Big Dreams: 185-Pound Bullmastiff Up For Adoption At Sacramento SPCA
Elk Grove police said the woman’s car was spotted in Sacramento with two people inside. McDowell was in the driver’s seat and was arrested moments later by Sacramento police.