Mistaken identity shakes up Sellersburg carjacking case - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Mistaken identity shakes up Sellersburg carjacking case

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A case of mistaken identity has stirred up a local carjacking investigation. Devin Sipes just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. 

"I looked at the photo, my buddy pulled it up on his phone, and I was like that is me!" 

The photo that Sipes is talking about is the one that shows him walking into a Circle K in Sellersburg on Monday. 

Police told WDRB on Tuesday that the person in that photo at the Circle K was the same person who moments later carjacked an 85-year-old woman at the nearby Cracker Barrel. 

Police and Sipes confirmed he is the man in the picture from Circle K, but he is not the man wanted in the carjacking case. 

"Weight off my shoulders, I was tired as hell when I got off work, excuse my language, but that woke me up," Sipes said. 

On Wednesday, police said Malachi Looney is the actual suspect that they are closing in on. 

The 33-year-old Looney is the man, according to police, shown in the security video from Monday ripping an 85-year-old woman out her car.

Investigators confirmed that they got two big breaks regarding the case.

Sellersburg police recovered the elderly woman's car at a Thorntons in Jeffersonville. In addition, police were able to recover her purse somewhere off Lydia Street in a trashcan in the Germantown neighborhood.

Sellersburg police say Looney has a criminal record in both Kentucky and Indiana.

If you have any information about Looney, you are asked call the Sellersburg Police Department at 812-246-6996

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