Chester Mayor John Linder's wife was carjacked at gunpoint last night, exactly one week after officials - including Mayor Linder - announced a plan to flood Chester's streets with additional police power in the wake of growing violence.
Deana Linder, 67, had just parked her gold Ford Taurus in front of her home on Reaney Street near 4th at around 10 p.m. when three men, one of whom pointed a handgun at her head, demanded she get out of the car, said Summer Freeman, city spokeswoman.
As the men got into her car, Deana Linder ran and banged on her front door. Her husband answered as the men were speeding away, Freeman said.
Within the hour, police K-9 units were able to track the men to their home, where they were all taken in custody. Freeman said the car was recovered but police have not yet found the handgun.