El Paso police arrest suspect in carjacking, kidnapping

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El Paso police arrested a man accused of carjacking a driver two weeks ago outside a 7-Eleven convenience store in the Central area, officials said Wednesday.

Samson Conan Vaughn, 28, was arrested July 1 on charges of aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping following a police investigation, officials said.

On June 19, Vaughn allegedly pointed a weapon at a driver sitting in a parked car outside a 7-Eleven store and forced the man to drive him to the Lower Valley, where Vaughn then took the vehicle, a police news release stated. The type of weapon used was not disclosed.

An investigation began after officers responded to a call from the victim, who was now at a Speedway gas station at 7301 N. Loop Drive at Hawkins Boulevard near the El Paso Community College Valle Verde campus, police said.

Vaughn was arrested when he was located by police in the 3900 block of Dyer Street near Jefferson Avenue in the Lower Dyer section of Central El Paso.

Vaughn, who resides in the Central area, is being held at the El Paso County Jail Annex on bonds of $250,000 on the aggravated kidnapping charge and $150,000 on the aggravated robbery, according to a jail records.

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