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Authorities say Donald Anthony Kelly attacked the victim in her residence after arriving home from work. (Photo courtesy VCSD)

Authorities say Donald Anthony Kelly attacked the victim in her residence after arriving home from work. (Photo courtesy VCSD)

THOUSAND OAKS (CBSLA.com) — A Newbury Park transient was behind bars Friday after he allegedly carjacked a woman at her home, authorities said.

Donald Anthony Kelly, 31, was arrested after deputies were called to the 500 block of Canyon Vista Drive in Newbury Park about 5:35 p.m. on Thursday, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.

Kelly allegedly attacked the victim in her residence after arriving home from work. Deputies arrived after a woman called police and reported she was attacked and her car stolen.

Sheriff’s officials say the suspect surprised the woman in the hallway of her home, grabbed her and demanded the keys to her car. After the woman gave the suspect the keys, he drove off in her vehicle.

The victim’s vehicle – with Kelly sitting in the driver’s seat – was located in a parking lot near the Los Robles Hospital, authorities said. When patrol units attempted to “box” in the vehicle, Kelly sped off.

A pursuit followed that traveled about eight miles along surface streets in the city of Thousand Oaks, according to Sheriff’s officials.

During the pursuit, Kelly traveled at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour, drove on the wrong side of the road and collided with at least four vehicles, authorities said. Two of the vehicles Kelly collided with were Sheriff’s patrol units.

The vehicle Kelly was driving came to a stop after he veered off the roadway and collided with a large rock. Kelly attempted to elude deputies on foot but was quickly apprehended.

The victim did not suffer serious injury, while Kelly along with one deputy suffered a minor injury. Both were treated at the Los Robles Hospital. The deputy was later released.

Kelly was booked at the Pre Trial Detention Facility in Ventura for residential burglary, home invasion robbery, carjacking, kidnapping, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, felony evading and two counts of hit and run.

His bail was preliminarily set at $2 million pending judicial review and approval.

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