Port Arthur Police: Man uses pepper spray during car theft before crashing

Published 10:21 pm Saturday, September 11, 2021

Two men were pepper sprayed at gunpoint Saturday evening and had their vehicle stolen, authorities said.

According to the Port Arthur Police Department, 17-year-old Jaqualin Jobert was arrested, charged with two counts of evading arrest in a motor vehicle and two counts of armed robbery.

He was brought to the Jefferson County Jail.

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Police said Jobert approached two men at Encore Apartment Complex, 3609 Jimmy Johnson Blvd., brandished a weapon and pepper sprayed the victims before stealing their vehicle.

Responding officers located a vehicle matching the description of the stolen vehicle and attempted to stop it.

Authorities said the suspect’s vehicle refused to stop and eventually crashed during a police pursuit.

Police said the incident took place at 4:47 p.m.