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Winston-Salem carjacking suspect released from hospital, charged

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Eberto A. Plasencia

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A man who was hospitalized in critical condition Sunday night after police said he crashed a stolen car has been charged.

Eberto A. Plasencia, 47, was released from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center on Tuesday and taken before a magistrate, where he was charged with felony robbery, fraudulent use of a motor vehicle, speeding to elude arrest, driving while impaired and hit and run, according to a news release from Winston-Salem police.

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

Winston-Salem police said Plasencia pulled a woman out of her SUV and drove away.

He then wrecked the stolen vehicle at the corner of Ninth 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 taken to Wake Forest Baptist in critical condition from injuries sustained in the wreck.

Plasencia was placed in jail under a $56,000 secured bond on Tuesday. He is scheduled to appear in court March 3.

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