Mesa police: Carjacked Kentucky tourist injured in crash

Mesa police: Carjacked Kentucky tourist injured in crash
Posted at 4:05 PM, Mar 13, 2017

A suspect carjacked an SUV with a woman inside before crashing it a block away and running away. 

Mesa police report that on March 6 a husband and wife, visiting from Kentucky, stopped at a convenience store near Dobson Road and University Drive to get some drinks. The husband went inside the store leaving the SUV running with his wife inside. That's when, police say, 24-year-old Frederick Calvin jumped into the driver's seat and took off with the wife still in the passenger seat.

The victim later told police that Calvin threatened to "break her legs if she tried to escape." 

Calvin drove the SUV about a block before allegedly running a red light and colliding with another car at Dobson Road and Main Street. 

Witnesses told police that Calvin ran from the scene and was hiding in a nearby business. Police found him after a short search.

Police say the clerk at the convenience store and other witnesses confirmed Calvin was the man who carjacked the victim and ran away after the crash. 

The carjacking victim suffered a severely broken arm requiring surgery. The severities of injuries to the victim in the car that Calvin struck are unknown.

After his arrest Calvin allegedly admitted his involvement in the crimes saying he was doing heroin and meth at the time.

Calvin is being held on a $100,000 bond and is facing multiple charges including aggravated assault, kidnapping, and car theft.