Levelland Man Pleads Guilty to Carjacking Incident Involving Ex-Girlfriend
A Levelland, Texas man pleaded guilty to carjacking after an incident earlier this year. Thirty-five-year-old Justin Lee Solano is also charged with kidnapping and cyberstalking.
On April 12th, 2021, following a breakup with his significant other, Solano drove to the victim's house in the 2700 block of 28th Street. He allegedly kicked in the front door, struck the victim, and threatened her. He then grabbed the victim's keys before leaving her home forcing her in the vehicle.
Lubbock police were notified of the incident by a friend of the victim's and quickly located Solano speeding away from the home. Solano was arrested at the scene for burglary with an intent to commit a felony, aggravated kidnapping, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Solano also admitted to authorities that he intended to cause more harm to the victim. He now faces a maximum 15 years in prison, as well as three years of supervised release and possible restitution.
Solano awaits sentencing, for which a date has not been set.