Alleged carjacking puzzling |

Alleged carjacking puzzling

Shotgun, charred pickup, false statements, three suspects, few witnesses and an arrested victim – that’s what the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office is trying to untangle from a reported carjacking outside a San Juan Ridge bar.

“There’s a lot of unanswered questions still,” Sheriff’s Sgt. Bill Jones said Wednesday.

Brian C. Wilson, 25, reported a 2002 Toyota Tundra he was driving was stolen by a white man and two Hispanic men who held him up with a shotgun Monday night outside Peterson’s Corner at Highway 49 and Pleasant Valley Road, Jones said.

The California Highway Patrol initially responded and found the truck torched southeast of the highway on Pleasant Valley Road. Jones said the truck is owned by a friend of Wilson’s girlfriend.

Prior to the arson, according to Jones, Wilson said he was ordered at gunpoint to get out of the truck and run. Jones said he complied, and the suspects drove off.

Jones said Wilson later appeared at the bar in his van, and the CHP arrested him for allegedly driving without a license and giving false information to an officer.

Wilson identified himself with different names and ages before he was booked into Wayne Brown Correctional Facility early Tuesday morning, Jones said. Wilson was later released on his own recognizance.

The Sheriff’s Office is also checking into Wilson’s other statements, Jones said, including an alleged claim that he was using the bar’s pay phone to call Pacific Gas and Electric Co. about losing power at his San Juan Ridge home. It was at that time, Wilson claimed, that three men pulled up in a Jeep.

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