Two Charged In Attempted Carjacking

St. Thomas police have two men in custody after a collision led to attempted carjackings.

Around 11:30am on Tuesday, police spotted a stolen pickup truck near the Wendy’s and Refuel Gas Station. The truck headed north on First Ave. and crashed into another vehicle when it ran a red light at Edward St.

No one was hurt, but police say two men got out of the truck and each tried to pull two drivers out of their cars.

The men than ran north on First Ave., but were arrested a short time later.

Rory General, 30, of Oshweken is charged with:

  • two counts of possession of property obtained by crime
  • two counts of attempted robbery
  • possession of break in instruments
  • possession of a controlled substance

Cameron Martin, 38, of no fixed address is charged with:

  • two counts of driving while disqualified
  • two counts of attempted robbery
  • dangerous driving
  • possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • possession of break in instruments
  • possession of a controlled substance

Police say DNA evidence collected at the scene of an incident that occurred on April 13, 2014 links Martin to a vehicle theft from Rona and an attempted robbery at Walmart.

He faces additional charges of:

  • driving while disqualified (two counts)
  • possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • theft over $5,000
  • dangerous driving
  • breach of recognizance
  • possession of a weapon while prohibited
  • robbery