Joseph Woodruff. (DeKalb County Sheriff's Department)
Joseph Woodruff. (Brookhaven Police Department)

Brookhaven police found two carjacking suspects sleeping in the vehicle they stole from a woman after striking her in the head with a handgun early Oct. 25.

Joseph Woodruff, 19, and Patrick Caesar, 21, were arrested Tuesday and charged with aggravated assault and hijacking a motor vehicle, according to a Brookhaven Police Department press release. Caesar was also charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Police said the two young men stole the vehicle about 1 a.m. on Tuesday in the 2000 block of North Druid Hills Road. The vehicle’s owner, a woman, tried to stop them from stealing her car and she was struck in the head with the firearm, receiving

Patrick Caesar. (Brookhaven Police Department)

minor injuries. Hours later they were found in Atlanta sleeping inside the stolen vehicle, police said.

Dyana Bagby

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.