SUISUN CITY — An Isleton man suspected in a one-man crime spree Tuesday that crossed counties was in jail Wednesday, awaiting formal charges.
The crime spree began shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday when elderly couple were the victims of a carjacking near the city of Isleton.
A man approached the victims near Walnut Grove in the Sacramento Delta and took the couple’s 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe at gunpoint, according to the Solano County Sheriff’s Office. Neither were injured during the carjacking incident, but they were left stranded on the Delta.
Next was a report of an attempted armed robbery at a convenience store on the 200 block of Marina Boulevard in Suisun City. A man entered the store about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday and brandished a firearm. He allegedly tried to fire the weapon, but it did not discharge, according to a Suisun City Police Department press release.
The Sheriff’s Office reports that the man tried to fire a shotgun three times.
He then fled in a car. Officers got a description of the man as well as a description of the car that included the license plate number. Police discovered that it was the same vehicle from the carjacking reported earlier in the evening.
Police sent descriptions of the suspect and vehicle to other agencies in the area.
A Solano sheriff’s deputy spotted the Tahoe at approximately 10 p.m. on eastbound Interstate 80 near Lagoon Valley Road, called for backup and follow the vehicle into Vacaville. A high-risk traffic stop took place at the intersection of Bella Vista Road and Davis Street.
Brian James Lemke, 34, was taken into custody without incident.
Deputies found two weapons inside the Tahoe, the Sheriff’s Office reports: a 12-gauge pump shotgun and a Marlin .357 Magnum lever-action rifle inside the Tahoe. Both firearms were seized and later turned over to Suisun City police as part of their investigation.
Lemke was booked into the county jail on suspicion of attempted murder, attempted armed robbery, criminal threats, carjacking, possession of stolen property and an enhancement for the use of a firearm. he was also booked on suspicion of brandishing a firearm, a misdemeanor.
He was held without bail based on the attempted murder allegation, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Deputy Daryl Snedeker said Wednesday. Lemke’s first court appearance is scheduled Thursday.
Amy Maginnis-Honey contributed to this report. Reach Glen Faison at 427-6925 or email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GlenFaison.