Man accused of jacking woman’s car, injuring her 6-year-old son

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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — An alleged carjacker was arrested Monday evening after injuring the victim’s 6-year-old son, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said.

Jonathan Matthew Adams, 35, is charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault.

Investigators said Adams approached the woman and her 6-year-old son as the they were climbing into their 2009 Chrysler Sebring at Red Oak Drive and W. FM 1960 in north Harris County. The suspected pulled out a gun and demanded the mother get out of the vehicle, officers said.

The woman step out of her car as the little boy started to climb out of the back passenger seat, deputies said.

Officers said Adams reversed the vehicle, hitting the child with the back door and knocking him to the ground in the process.

The suspect sped off.

He headed eastbound on FM 1960 and was spotted by officers shortly after in the 2000 block of Farrell Road and E. Hardy Toll Road. Adams eventually abandoned the Chrysler and ran into a nearby neighborhood, officers said.

The Sheriff’s Office said Adams was found and arrested after a brief search. Officers took the suspect back to the scene of the carjacking, where the woman identified him.

The victim’s son was taken to Houston Northwest Hospital with minor bumps and bruises, investigators said.

Adams is being held with no bond on each count.