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Women Catch Inmate During Attempted Carjacking

Posted at 7:09 PM, May 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-11 20:17:23-04

A Robertson County Correctional Facility escapee attacked a grandmother and granddaughter in a carjacking, but ultimately helped catch the criminal.

The Sheriff’s Office said the suspect made it onto the roof of the facility, eventually cutting and scraping himself as he climbed over the razor wire fence.

After making it down the hill, he ran into Rita and Antonia Stone in their car.

The sheriff’s office says the escapee then tried carjacking them, but the duo fought back.

While Rita screamed and held onto the steering wheel in the driver’s seat, Antonia clawed and scratched the inmate’s face, until he gave up, and was taken down by deputies.

Deputies told them the escapee will have lasting scars from the two victims fighting back.

Robertson County officials aren't releasing the escapee's name, but Rita and Antonia say deputies told them it was Bobby Wilson, a man who has previously been arrested for several counts of aggravated assault and aggravated burglary, among other charges.

The two said they are relieved the escapee didn't target another vehicle to carjack.

“I'm glad it was us and not someone else, because if it had been an elderly lady or an injured lady or anybody that couldn't defend themselves, something really bad could've happened,” Antonia said.

Sheriff’s deputies eventually tased the suspect to get him back under control.  They took him to the hospital for his injuries.