MURRIETA (CNS) - A convicted felon accused of stealing a Lake Elsinore motorist's vehicle at gunpoint and trying unsuccessfully to flee from sheriff's deputies was charged Wednesday with carjacking and other offenses.
Carlos Armando Venegas, 26, was arrested Saturday following a brief chase in Lake Elsinore.
Along with the carjacking count, Venegas is charged with felony evading, assault with a firearm, being a felon in possession of a gun, possession of methamphetamine and probation violations.
He's being held in lieu of $500,000 bail at the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta and is slated to make his initial court appearance at the nearby Southwest Justice Center Thursday.
According to Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Rick Garcia, shortly after 11 p.m. Friday, Venegas allegedly