KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) - A Kettering man said he is thankful to be alive after being carjacked at gunpoint outside his home.
Jerrod York pulled into the back parking lot of his apartment complex at Hillside Village around 6:30 Monday evening. The complex is located off South Patterson Boulevard near Schantz Avenue.
York said he saw four men walking, shoulder to shoulder, with their backs to him.
"They were blocking the road," said York. "Finally, they split, two on each side, and I passed them and parked my car."
What happened next is the last thing York said he expected.
"I opened my car door and was getting my work stuff out when all of the sudden a gun was pointed in my face," said York.
York said the four men, who all appeared to be in their late teens, early 20's demanded his keys and wallet.
"They yelled at me to get on the ground," said York. "I initially thought it was a prank, but then they put the gun a little closer to my face."
The suspects drove off in York's red CRV. He immediately ran inside the apartment complex to call 911.
Kettering police put out a "BOLO" for York's car. In the early morning hours Tuesday, a Warren County Sheriff deputy noticed the stolen car traveling south on I-75.
The deputy initiated his lights and sirens but the suspect would not pull over. It was the beginning on a more than 10 minute pursuit that ended in Franklin Twp. In a wooded neighborhood the five suspects jumped out of the still moving stolen CRV.
Police chased the suspects and with the help of a K-9 unit, arrested four of them. The fifth suspect remains at large as of Tuesday evening.
Deontay Roberson, 20, Michael Roberson, 18, and two juvenile boys were taken into custody. Investigators said all of the suspects are from Dayton.
York received his CRV back early Tuesday, but his wallet and some other belongings are still missing.
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