Winston-Salem carjacking suspect in critical condition after crashing stolen vehicle

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A man is in critical condition after police say he crashed a stolen vehicle in Winston-Salem Sunday night.

Officers with the Winston-Salem Police Department responded to the 300 block of North Marshall Street around 9:30 p.m. after receiving a call about a stolen vehicle.

Winston-Salem Police say the suspect, Eberto A. Plasencia, 47, pulled a woman out of her SUV and drove away.

He then wrecked the stolen vehicle at the corner of 9th and Trade streets when he hit the E.G. Forrest Company building, according to a police report.

Plasencia fled the scene and was apprehended when officers found him hiding in a dumpster.

He was arrested and taken to Baptist Hospital in critical condition due to the injuries he sustained from the wreck. Plasencia will face multiple charges when he recovers from his injuries.

Authorities said the building that was hit during the wreck sustained significant structural damage and the stolen vehicle was damaged beyond repair.

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