Monday, July 7 2014, 01:12 PM EDT
East Ridge Man Charged with Attempted Carjacking
East Ridge police have arrested a 28-year-old Graysville man in connection with an attempted carjacking that happened last Thursday.
Police say it happened at about 6:45 a.m. in the parking lot of Food Lion grocery.
The victim was a store employee who was waiting in her vehicle before entering the store to begin her shift.
Police say Jeffrey Clark got into her vehicle and demanded her car keys while threatening her with a knife.
The victim honked her horn, attracting the attention of the grocery store manager who was also in the parking lot.
He confronted Clark and yelled for him to stop. Clark ran away.
The manager followed him in his vehicle. He told police where he was, and police managed to take Clark into custody at the intersection of Belvoir Avenue and Belvoir Crest Drive.
Clark was charged with carjacking and was issued a $25,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in East Ridge City Court on Tuesday.