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Man accused of carjacking 98-year-old woman has history of theft charges
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Posted: 2014 Mar 28 - 06:33

By Chris Fish


BREVARD -- Authorities said that a Cocoa man, accused of carjacking a 98-year-old woman in the parking lot of a Merritt Island Walmart, has a history of theft charges.

Trevon Johnson, 20, is accused of carjacking the victim during the afternoon of Thursday, March 13, and he is currently being held with no bond.

Mr. Johnson is charged with robbery carjacking without a firearm and grand theft auto.

Authorities said that he was already being sought on a felony warrant for violation of community control on a previous grand theft charge.

The victim, whose name has not been released, had just finished shopping when authorities said Mr. Johnson approached her in the parking lot.

"He came into the passenger side and told her to drive," said Deputy Maria Fernez, Brevard County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.

Deputy Fernez said that Mr. Johnson then instructed the elderly woman to drive him to a mobile home park on Merritt Island, where he then forced her to exit the vehicle. He then drove away.

Deputy Fernez said that there was no indication that Mr. Johnson had a weapon on him.

Public records show that Mr. Johnson had been charged and found guilty of both grand theft of a motor vehicle and driving a motor vehicle without proper identification, following his arrest on July 29, 2013.

He was charged on Feb. 11 and March 13 of this year for violation of state community control and on-site violation of state community control.

Mr. Johnson is currently facing a felony in the first degree for carjacking and a felony in the third-degree for grand theft of a motor vehicle, according to public records.

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