Raleigh, N.C. — Although police have arrested the man they think carjacked a woman Friday in downtown Raleigh, she says she won’t be able to get over the trauma for a long time.
James Daniel Bloodworth, 58, was arrested late Sunday after Durham officers spotted a stolen black Nissan Xterra in the 2100 block of Liberty Street and attempted to stop it. Bloodworth led police on a brief chase before he was stopped.
Bloodworth is charged him with robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by felon and fleeing/eluding arrest. He is also charged with damaging several gravestones while trying to escape.
Police have linked him to three robberies Wednesday morning – at Circle K at 4100 Western Blvd., at IBeauty at 3131 Capital Blvd. and at CVS at 4309 New Bern Ave. – and another on Thursday at Avent Ferry Cleaners at 3209 Avent Ferry Road.
A Raleigh police officer spotted Bloodworth just before 10 a.m. Friday near the intersection of South Raleigh Boulevard and Poole Road and gave chase, but Bloodworth was able to get away.
About two hours later, a woman reported having her 2014 white Toyota Camry stolen from the intersection of South Wilmington and East Davie streets.