Carjacking Suspect Captured After Violent Attack on Elderly Woman in Harris County

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A man accused of assaulting an 83-year-old great-grandmother during an alleged carjacking in the Aldine area has been apprehended by Harris County sheriff’s deputies. The arrest took place late Monday night, just days after the violent incident occurred.

The attack on 83-year-old Lydia Sanchez happened last Thursday outside La Michoacana on Aldine Mail Route. According to HCSO, Sanchez was leaving the grocery store when she was dragged out of her car, assaulted, and injured. Some of her injuries included a swollen knee, split lip, and sore rib cage. Despite the assault, Sanchez bravely fought back, biting her attacker, before he drove off in her vehicle, leaving her purse with a significant amount of cash still inside.

Surveillance footage captured the suspect in Sanchez’s stolen vehicle before abandoning it in a restaurant parking lot. Deputies were able to track the suspect to a hotel room at the Americas Best Value Inn off FM-1960 Road West and made the arrest after he surrendered peacefully.

“Our apprehension team located him and successfully took him into custody without incident,” said Lt. Robert Schields. “Efforts were made to find this individual swiftly and ensure he did not harm another citizen in Harris County.”

In addition to the carjacking charges, the suspect is facing accusations of aggravated robbery, felony burglary, and assault on a family member. The identity and mugshot of the suspect have not been released by HCSO at this time.

The harrowing incident underscores the need for ongoing vigilance and swift law enforcement action to prevent such attacks on vulnerable members of the community. As the case progresses, authorities will continue to provide updates on the investigation and legal proceedings.