Woodstock man charged with carjacking

A Woodstock man has been arrested and charged with carjacking after an incident in a Winchester gas station parking lot on Feb. 28.

Cedric Arthur Boyd, 54, is accused of choking and taking the keys of a woman who was giving him a ride after she refused his request to drive him somewhere else, said Jennifer Hall, community relations and crime prevention specialist with the Winchester Police Department. Hall said that Boyd, as well as a front-seat passenger, all knew each other.

“She was giving him a ride somewhere but then he decided, ‘no I need you to take me somewhere else’ and she said ‘no’ because it was far away and then he started being aggressive and she ‘said pull in here you need to get out,'” Hall said, saying that the victim pulled into the Sheetz in the 600 block of Millwood Avenue.

After the woman, 49, refused, Boyd became violent.

“He came to her door, grabbed her by the neck and attempted to pull her from the vehicle, at which time he also pulled the keys from the ignition and fled on foot,” Hall said, explaining that once Boyd took the keys, it constituted carjacking.

Boyd was arrested and taken to the Northwest Regional Adult Detention Center. He is being held on a $5,000 secure bond. He is due to appear at a preliminary hearing in Winchester General District Court at 1 p.m. May 24.

Contact staff writer Nathan Budryk at 540-465-5137 ext. 155, or nbudryk@nvdaily.com