Man sought in Lincoln Park carjacking arrested in Texas; Parolee also called “person of interest” in DePaul-area slashing

Adam Bramwell | Illinois Department of Corrections

United States Marshals in Texas have arrested the man who police say last month carjacked a woman in her Lincoln Park garage. Chicago police have also named the man as a “person of interest” in the July 18th knife attack that left a recent DePaul University graduate severely wounded.

Federal agents received a tip that allowed them to arrest 32-year-old Adam Bramwell on a passenger bus north of Houston around 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to a Montgomery County, Texas, report.

Chicago police last week issued a bulletin that identified Bramwell by name as the person being sought in connection with a July 13th carjacking on the 1800 block of North Fremont.

As CWBChicago reported shortly after the crime, police said a 56-year-old woman was parking her car in her garage when a man approached her with a knife at 8:38 a.m. He demanded her valuables and forced her from the vehicle, police said. A struggle ensued, and the woman was thrown to the ground and choked by the offender who then entered the car and drove away.

The offender initially ordered the victim to close the garage door behind them before initiating the robbery, according to an email shared with neighbors by a person familiar with the incident.

Police identified this person of interest in the DePaul case July 24. | CPD

Chicago police detectives also want to question Bramwell about the brutal July 18th knife attack that left a 22-year-old woman in critical condition. The victim, who recently graduated from DePaul after studying anthropology, was found bleeding profusely on a sidewalk by a motorist in the 2300 block of North Halsted.

On July 24th, investigators released images and video of a man who was wanted for questioning in the slash attack after they linked the suspect to a stolen car that was seen near the crime scene.

Police found the stolen car shortly after the attack, completely burned out in the Pullman neighborhood.

Bramwell was released from prison on March 5th after serving half of a four-year sentence that he received for firearms possession. The Illinois Department of Corrections lists Bramwell as an “absconder,” which means officials lost track of him while he was on parole.

In 2012, he was sentenced to concurrent terms of three years for domestic battery, six years for robbery, and six years for residential burglary, according to state records.

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