By Sam Catanzaro
An arrest has been made of two suspects involved in an assault in Santa Monica earlier this month.
On May 10, 2019, at 11:40 p.m., Santa Monica Police officers responded to the 3000 block of Airport regarding an assault that occurred in the street.
According to the Santa Monice Police Department (SMPD), the victim was followed by the suspects after an altercation. The suspects proceeded to block the victim’s path with their vehicle preventing him from getting away. The suspects exited their car, assaulted the victim and vandalized his vehicle. The suspects then took the victim’s vehicle, which was later recovered.
The SMPD’s Criminal Investigation’s Division was able to identify the suspects after a lengthy follow-up investigation.
On May 24, 2019, both suspects were located in Los Angeles and arrested by Detectives for the SMPD. Jeffrey Wilson-Boykin and Taylor Simone Sims were booked for 215(a) PC – Carjacking, 245(a)(1) PC – Assault with a Deadly Weapon, 459 PC – Burglary and 530.5 (a) PC – Identity Theft.