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Woman carjacked outside home, suspect charged following police chase

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A carjacking suspect has been charged after leading police on a chase in St. Louis County late Wednesday night.

Damarcus Barnett, 18, is charged with robbery in the first degree, armed criminal action and resisting arrest. He is being held on a $100,000 bond.

Around 8:40 p.m., a woman was carjacked at gunpoint after she returned home in the 10000 block of Neville Walk.

Just under three hours later, St. Louis County officers from the City of Jennings Precinct saw the carjacked vehicle in the 9000 block of Riverview Drive and attempted a traffic stop. The vehicle did not stop but instead sped away from officers, at which time a pursuit was initiated.

The pursuit ended when the carjacked vehicle hit a brick wall near the East Grand Avenue and Highway 70 eastbound ramp intersection. After crashing, Barnett reportedly attempted to run from officers but was arrested. He was found to be in possession of a weapon and confessed to the crime.

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