UPDATED: Helena police arrest 2 in gas station carjacking

Published 10:09 am Tuesday, July 16, 2019

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

HELENA – The Helena Police Department has identified the suspects involved in an armed carjacking that took place at a local gas station the afternoon of Monday, July 15, and both have been apprehended, according to the department’s Facebook page.


The suspects were identified as 20-year-old Montrey Cave and 19-year-old Baylee Anne Wood who were both charged with one count of first degree robbery and one count of first degree theft of property for the alleged incident.


The armed carjacking happened at approximately 3:05 p.m. at the Marathon gas station located at 420 Riverwoods Parkway just off Shelby County 52, less than a mile from Helena Intermediate School.

Cave, who was a passenger in the 2005-2007 model silver Jeep Cherokee, confronted the driver with a gun, demanded the keys and proceeded to steal the vehicle, Helena Police Chief Pete Folmar confirmed.

Both suspects left the scene and drove approximately 2.8 miles before leaving the car behind Helena United Methodist Church off Shelby County 58 and fleeing.

Wood was identified as the driver of the Jeep Cherokee and she was arrested after HPD obtained warrants the morning of July 17. Cave was apprehended in Alabaster the night of July 16.

HPD also confirmed the Jeep was successfully located and recovered.