K9 nabs Twin River carjacking suspect after chase

Blackstone Valley

LINCOLN, R.I. (WPRI) — A Providence man was ordered held without bail Monday after carjacking a woman at knifepoint and leading officers on a brief foot chase Friday night.

Officer Chabot and K9 Ripp apprehended Jeremy Touch following a brief chase. (Courtesy: Providence Police)

Police said a Johnston woman was leaving Twin River in Lincoln around 11:15 p.m. when the man, identified as Jeremy Touch, 28, got in the passenger side of her vehicle. The woman told police Touch held a knife to her side and threatened to kill her if she did not give him her cell phone and vehicle.

Nearly two hours later, officers in Providence located the stolen vehicle, however, when they tried to pull it over, police said Touch sped off and led them on a brief, high-speed chase.

Eventually, police said Touch jumped out of the driver’s seat and ran off, but a Providence officer and his K9 caught up to and arrested Touch a short time later. Police said Touch confessed to the crime while being questioned by detectives.

Touch is facing several charges in both Lincoln and Providence, including felony robbery of an occupied motor vehicle.

He is expected to be in court later this month for a bail hearing.

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