2 face charges in Ridgeland carjacking; another suspect still at large
RIDGELAND — Ridgeland police said they have two Jackson teenagers in custody facing charges in connection to an early Monday morning armed carjacking at a Lake Harbour Drive apartment Complex.
A third suspect is still at large.
Montavious Shundell Wilson, 18, of 1420 Cox Street, Jackson, was arrested and charged with armed carjacking, receiving stolen property worth more than $1,000, and fleeing arrest, all felonies. Ridgeland Police Lieutenant Brian Myers said Wilson was also charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle.
Dajuan Deshaun Reed, 19, of 18488 Wisteria Drive, Jackson was arrested and charged with armed carjacking, receiving stolen property, and fleeing arrest. Myers said that Reed also had misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and contempt of court against him.
Neither man had been issued bond as of early Monday afternoon. Jail records show both have a court date scheduled for July 13.
Myers said the arrests stemmed from an incident reported before just 6 a.m. Monday, June 14, and occurred at approximately 5:53 a.m. when Ridgeland police units responded to the report of an armed carjacking at the Mark Apartments at 711 Lake Harbour Drive in Ridgeland.
The initial report said that two unidentified males had taken a Honda Civic at gunpoint from a resident of the apartment complex. The victim gave our officers information on a suspect vehicle, Myers said.
The vehicle was later located and a pursuit ensued that led the officers into Jackson.
The suspects wrecked the vehicle on Shady Lane in South Jackson. Myers said three suspects then fled on foot and two were apprehended.
A third suspect from the pursuit was not located and remained at large early Monday afternoon.
No other vehicles were involved in the accident and no one was injured.
The vehicle the suspects were traveling in was stolen out of Jackson on June 12.
The stolen Honda Civic had not been located as of early Monday afternoon.