Gloucester carjacking suspects caught in Tennessee
Little said investigators obtained information about one of the suspects and tracked the couple’s movement to Tennessee. He said information was provided to law enforcement agencies in Tennessee who located the stolen vehicle and arrested the couple.
Little identified the suspects as Brandon Shawn Smith, 27, of Gloucester and Stephanie Maria Rodriguez, 37, of Thoreau, New Mexico. He said both were charged in Tennessee with possession of stolen property.
The Gloucester carjacking occurred at about 6 p.m. on Nov. 11 when a county resident was at the Langley Federal Credit Union ATM in the Gloucester Point Shopping Center. The female suspect approached the resident and asked for a ride for the couple to the Farm Fresh area due to a family emergency, according to the Gloucester Sheriff’s Office.
Both suspects got into the car and asked the resident to turn onto Powhatan Drive and then onto Williams Landing Road. The male suspect then brandished a firearm and told the resident to drive to the end of the road, where the resident got out and the couple left with the car. The resident was not injured during the incident.
Little said the suspects were still in possession of the Gloucester victim’s silver 2002 Honda Accord with Virginia license plate “TOYTOYZ” when they were taken into custody without incident in Tennessee.