Vehicle found in Englewood

Littleton carjacking suspect arrested in California

By David Gilbert
Posted 6/26/17

A man accused of a carjacking in Littleton has been apprehended in California.

Littleton police responded to a report of menacing at Church Avenue and Prince Street about 10 a.m. June 23. Two …

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Vehicle found in Englewood

Littleton carjacking suspect arrested in California

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A man accused of a carjacking in Littleton is a fugitive sexual predator from Florida and has been apprehended in California.

Littleton police responded to a report of menacing at Church Avenue and Prince Street about 10 a.m. June 23. Two women reported that they had arranged to meet a man later identified as Eric Ray Weston, 35, to see a car he had listed for sale, according to a police spokesman.

Weston pulled a gun on the women, who fled, Cmdr. Trent Cooper said. Weston allegedly fled on foot a block away to Libby Bortz Assisted Living and stole a car.

The car was later located by Englewood police after Weston fled from officers on foot, Cooper said.

Weston was arrested at a Greyhound bus station in San Bernardino, California, a little after midnight on June 25. A spokesman from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said Weston is currently hospitalized there, but could not say why.

Weston will face charges of felony menacing and robbery in connection with the Littleton crimes, Cooper said. In California, charges listed for Weston include possession of a firearm by a felon and prohibited possession of ammunition.

Weston is also wanted by the Walton County, Florida, Sheriff's Office after he was released from prison in Georgia and failed to register as a sexual predator at an address in Florida, and on suspicion of another carjacking. He was last seen in Florida boarding a Greyhound bus in Fort Walton Beach on June 10.

Weston was found guilty of molestation and sexual battery of a victim under 12 years old in Florida in 2001. A news release from Walton County said Weston is "known to associate with teenage males and takes measures to make himself appear younger than his age."

Cooper said Weston will return to Colorado to face charges, though he said via email that "after California is done with him, it is uncertain who will be the next in line to prosecute him."

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