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St. Petersburg carjacking suspect arrested

ST. PETERSBURG — Police have arrested a Tampa man they say was caught on video carjacking a woman earlier this week.

Jason Michael Terry, 32 of 9019 Otter Pass, was taken into custody at Room 6 of the Azalea Motel, 8032 Fourth St. N. in St. Petersburg.

He is accused of carjacking Amporn Putagool, 52, about 5 p.m. Monday as she left the CVS Pharmacy at 8001 Dr. Martin Luther King St. N. The carjacker also threatened a witness who tried to come to the woman's aid, police said.

An acquaintance of the suspect saw media coverage of the crime and called police, officials said.

Police said Terry said he'd done it to support his drug habit. He denied having a knife, however, and police say they did not find a weapon at the time of his arrest.

He remained in the Pinellas County Jail on Thursday in lieu of $100,000 bail.

St. Petersburg carjacking suspect arrested 08/19/10 [Last modified: Thursday, August 19, 2010 5:36pm]
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