Clifford Dragoo was found safe in Over-The-Rhine, near the intersection of Logan and Green. The suspect is still loose. Surveillance footage at Remke is being distributed:
|STILL AT LARGE: The suspect of the carjacking in Newport.|
2006 Black Chrysler Town and Country Mini-Van.
LOOKING FOR SUSPECT: Heavy-set African American, in his 30-40s.
LOOKING FOR VICTIM: Clifford Dragoo
|51-year old Clifford Dragoo was in the backseat when the carjacking took place|
This occurred at around 2:45 PM in the Target parking lot. Police say Clifford Dragoo, 51-yr-old disabled man believed to be in vehicle. The 51-year-old was wearing a gray fleece jacket, blue jeans and a hat with the words "Hooked on Jesus" printed on it. Police described Dragoo as mentally handicapped.
Police said a man attempted to shoplift cigarettes at Remke Markets. The confrontation led to a scuffle and the man pointed a handgun at the Remke employee, authorities said.
Newport police said the man then ran to a parking lot near BW3 and Chipotle and jumped into the passenger seat of a dark, 2006 Chrysler mini-van.
Officers have not released a description of the suspect.