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Lakewood Suspect Waives Preliminary Hearing

The man accused of stealing a car in Lakewood and robbing several businesses has waived a preliminary hearing and will return to court for a Feb. 26 arraignment. Edward Roy Barron, 31, was arrested Dec. 10 after he allegedly carjacked a 27-year-old Lakewood man around 4 a.m. Dec. 9. He approached the man at gunpoint when he was leaving his apartment to go to work. The suspect reportedly forced the Lakewood man to drive the car around the area before the man convinced the suspect to allow him to drive to work. Two hours later, he robbed a Bank of the West and fled on foot from there. He invaded a home where he attempted to steal the homeowner’s vehicle. The homeowner escaped and ran to a neighbor’s house, and the suspect left on foot. He was caught by the sheriff’s office about a block away. When Lakewood deputies arrived on scene, the suspect began consuming the narcotics he stole from CVS, according to officers. Deputies were able to put him in custody without issue and transported him to the hospital for evaluation.

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