Sheriff’s Office Investigating Carjacking Attempt

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reports an attempted carjacking occurred in the Dogwood area last weekend and is now advising all motorists to make sure their car doors are locked, even when driving.
The incident occurred at the intersection of Highway 14 and Route Z in western Douglas County.
The sheriff’s office reported that a woman was stopped at a stop sign when a man jumped out of the ditch and attempted to get in her car.
It is reported that when the man jumped onto the hood of the car, the woman driver put the car in reverse, causing the man to roll off the vehicle.
The woman attempted to get away by driving in the ditch, and as she drove away something hit the back of her car, shattering the back glass.
The only description of the alleged assailant is a male subject wearing a black hoodie.
The sheriff’s office asks that if anyone in that area saw someone matching that description during the evening of Jan. 11, please call the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at 683-1020.
During the week of Jan. 5 to Jan. 11 the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office answered 91 calls for service, and arrested and booked 27 into the Douglas County Jail.
On Friday, Jan. 9, Matthew Lane, who had been sought by officers, turned himself in to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office on outstanding warrants issued against him.  Lane was booked into the Douglas County Jail on charges of second-degree assault, armed criminal action, possession of a controlled substance, and felon in possession of a firearm. He bonded out and was placed on court supervised probation.
On Monday, Jan. 12, Cody Ingram was arrested during a traffic stop, on a felony charge of possession of controlled substance, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.  He is currently being held in the Douglas County Jail on $15,000 bond.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is still looking for Michael Bailey, 37, for outstanding warrants.  Currently there are 20 inmates in custody in the Douglas County Jail.
If you have information regarding a crime or any information on the location of the above listed subject you are encouraged to contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at 417-683-1020.