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Man held in carjacking booked into Sacramento County jail

Love Davis Jr.
Love Davis Jr. Booking photo, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department

A man taken into custody Tuesday following an alleged carjacking and pursuit is now in Sacramento County jail.

Love Davis Jr., 49, was booked Wednesday on suspicion of carjacking, evading police officers by driving in a reckless manner and violating terms of probation, according to jail online booking information. His bail is set at $1 million. Sacramento County sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Lisa Bowman said Davis was booked after receiving medical clearance.

The carjacking reportedly occurred about 1:55 p.m. Tuesday as a woman was pumping gas into her silver sedan at a station at Auburn Boulevard and Watt Avenue in the Arden Arcade area. Love allegedly took her car and drove away.

A California Highway Patrol unit and a Sheriff’s Department K-9 officer were nearby and caught up with the vehicle at Marconi and Howe avenues, but the vehicle did not yield and the pursuit ensued.

Bowman said the CHP took over the pursuit at that point. The chase ended when the suspect crashed the vehicle at the eastbound Highway 50 offramp at 65th Street.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.