A man and a woman from Oregon are in custody after an elderly man was shot and critically wounded and a mother and her two sons were driven away at gunpoint in a carjacking.

The arrested man was being sought in the disappearance of a woman from Oregon.

The terrifying odyssey of the kidnapped family ended after the California Highway Patrol finally stopped the car near Redding. The highway patrol says Edwin Lara was arrested.

Police from Bend, Oregon, were headed to California to pursue leads in the case of Kaylee Sawyer, who was last seen Sunday near the campus of Central Oregon Community College, where Lara worked as a security guard.