On Monday evening Elk Grove Police officers responded to a call for service in the Del Webb retirement community in Elk Grove.
Elk Grove Police announced the arrest earlier this evening on their Facebook page:
Yesterday evening, an 86-year-old woman from the Glenbrooke Community returned home and was getting her mail when a man approached her from behind, pulled out a knife, and demanded her car keys. The suspect took the car keys and hit the woman, causing her to fall to the ground. The suspect then left in the woman’s car. Officers quickly arrived, cared for the woman, and searched the surrounding area for the suspect and vehicle.We notified our neighboring agencies. Later that night, Sacramento Police officers located the woman’s car occupied by two people in the south Sacramento area. Sacramento Police arrested a 23-year-old man who was sitting in the driver’s seat of the woman’s car at the time officers found the car for being in possession of the victim’s stolen car. Through the course of the investigation, EGPD detectives concluded the suspect Sacramento PD arrested for being in possession of the victim’s stolen car was indeed the same suspect who was responsible for the crimes against the woman that occurred in Elk Grove. The suspect, 23-year-old Markee Pettaway McDowell, who was still in custody at the main jail was add-booked on charges of carjacking, robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse. We have increased our presence in the Glenbrooke community for the time being.
Pettaway McDowell was arrested and booked on the following charges