Carjacking Suspect Pursued, Taken into Custody

On December 3, 2018, Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a disturbance occurring at a local air-conditioning business in the area of 5739 Corporation Circle, Fort Myers.

The caller stated that one of the employees, Trey Young, arrived at work and began striking coworkers. Young fled the area prior to law enforcement arrival.

While en route to the previous call for service, LCSO received an additional call for service regarding an attempted carjacking near the air-conditioning business. The caller stated that a man matching Trey Young’s description was attempting to enter a white Mercedes owned by a female employee. The Mercedes owner suffered severe injury as a result of the incident and was transported as a trauma alert to a local hospital.

After the unsuccessful attempt to steal the Mercedes, Young stole a second vehicle and fled the area.

Deputies in the area located the suspect and the stolen van near the 3700 block of Palm Beach Boulevard.  Utilizing PIT (Pursuit Intervention Technique) maneuvers, deputies were able to successfully stop the vehicle and take Trey Devon Young (DOB 03/07/1993) into custody.

Prior to apprehension, it was also reported that Young smashed a residential window on the 14000 block of Caribbean Boulevard and subsequently threw an object through another residential window on the 12600 block of Fourth Street.

“I am proud of the quick actions of our patrol deputies, which resulted in the rapid arrest of this violent suspect” stated Sheriff Carmine Marceno.  “The suspect is now behind bars where he belongs and unable to prey upon innocent victims. Our team is laser-focused on the mission of keeping Lee County safe.”

Young was charged as follows and booked into the Lee County Jail:

  • Battery
  • Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling Unarmed
  • Burglary of an Unoccupied Conveyance Unarmed
  • Property Dame / Criminal Mischief (over $200 under $1000) 2 counts
  • Carjacking without firearm or weapon
  • Battery (Felony)
  • Battery (Misdemeanor) 2 counts
  • Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle
  • Fleeing/Eluding Police (at High Speed)
  • Driving while License Suspended
Trey Young