Man charged in Waynesboro carjacking taken into custody in Va.

January 07, 2013

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — A Waynesboro, Pa., man was being held in a Virginia jail in connection with a carjacking that was reported Saturday afternoon in a residential area of Waynesboro, police said.

Curtis Wade Munday, 32, of Strickler Ave., was charged in a warrant that was obtained Monday by Waynesboro police with one count each of robbery of a motor vehicle and simple assault; and two counts each of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, according to a news release from the Waynesboro Police Department.

Police said Munday was taken into custody by the Shenandoah County (Va.) Sheriff’s Office at about 1 a.m. Sunday after the vehicle he was driving crashed during a short pursuit.

Waynesboro police were called at 5:53 p.m. Saturday for a report of a carjacking at West Third and South Potomac streets, according to the release. When they arrived, officers found a female who said a man opened the driver’s-side door of the vehicle while she was stopped at a traffic light.

Police said the man pulled her from the 2006 Nissan Sentra when she refused to get out and drove away heading south on South Potomac Street toward Maryland.

The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office contacted Waynesboro police Sunday to inform them that Munday was in custody, the release said.

Officers said the victim, Cheyanne Kimberly Baylor, was not injured. Police said Baylor identified Munday as the carjacker from a photograph on Facebook.

Munday was being held in Virginia Monday morning, police said.

— Dan Dearth

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