2 men, one w/ ankle monitor, accused of carjacking

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REPORTERS ARE OUT STILL ON THE SCENE, GATHERING INFORMATION... WE'LL HAVE MORE FOR YOU IN A FEW MINUTES. HERE IN THE METRO.... A JACKSON TEENAGER ON HOUSE ARREST... FACING NEW CHARGES FOR TRYING TO ROB A CLINTON WON MA 16 WAPT'S GRACYN GORDON SPOKE WITH CLINTON CY IT OFFICIALS.. WHO SAY HER DOG AND GROCERIES... KEPT THE WOMAN SAFE. GRACYN, WHAT CAN YOU TELL US? WE KNOW THAT AFTER TS HI ATTEMPTED ROBBERY CLINTON POLICE REALIZED THE SUSPECT DRIVING THE GETAWACAY R WAS WEARING AN ANKLE MONITOR... FACING ANOTHER SET OF CHARGES IN THE CITY OF JASOCKN. TUESDAY NIGHT AROUND 9 O'CLOCK A WOMAN CAME HE OM ONLY TO HAVE A WEAPON POINTED AT HER WHILE UNLOADING GROCERIES. ((SOT)) (FORD HAANYM // CLINTON POLICE CHIEF) (2727) ( 00:27 - 00:37) "A BLACK MALE APPROACHED HER ON THE SIDALEWK, POINTED A GUN AT HER FACANE D DEMANDED HER KEYS TO HER VEHICLE AND HER PURSE." ((VO)) REACTING QUICKLY... SHE BEGAN GRABBING THE GROCERIES AND THROWING THEM AT THE SUSPECT. AN UNUSUAL PROTECTOR TN HE JUMPING INTO ACTION. ((SOT)) (FORD HAYMAN // CLINTON POLICE CHIEF) (2727) (00:45 - 00:) 55 "THE DOG JUMPED OUT OF THE VEHICLE AND BIT OR BIT AT E TH SUSPECT, AND HE FLED ON FOOT." ((VO)) POLICE CHIEF FORD HAYMAN SAYS SHE IMMEDIATELY CALLED THE CLINTON POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THEY WERE ABLE TO RESPOND QUICKLY. AN OFFERIC ALREADY ITHE N NEIGHBORHOOD CATCHING THE TWO SUSPECTS... 18-YEAR- OLD JACOREY DILLARD AND 18-YEAR-OLD QUANDARIUS ELAM IN THE RED DODGE CHARGER AT A ROAD BLOCK. ((SOT)) (MAYOR PHIL FISHER // CITY OF CLINTON) (00:33 - 00:50) "IT IS RIDICULOUS FOR A CRIMINAL ABOUT TO BE SENTENCED WITH A LEG BRACELET ON HIS ANKLE TO BE RUNNING AROUND JACKSON, CLINTON, THE METRO AA RE UNOBSERVED, UNACCOUNTED FOR. WHO IS THE MONITORING COMPANY? WHY AREN'T THEY DOING THEIR JOB?" CLINTON POLICE BELIEVE ELAM IS SUPPOSED TO MAKE A PLEA DEAL NEXT MONTH FOR HOUSE BURGLARY CHARGES IN ANOTHER JURISDICTION. WE DID REACH OUT TO JACKSON OFFICIALS TO FIND HOW ANKLE BRACELETS ARE MONITORED. WE DO NOT HAVEN

2 men, one wearing ankle monitor, accused of carjacking woman

Clinton police officers quickly made arrests after a woman was carjacked.The woman said she was on her way home from getting groceries about 9 p.m. Tuesday when she saw a red car pass by, according to police. She parked at her home on Edgewood Place and started to unload her groceries when one of the suspects walked up to her with a gun, police said."A black male approached her on the sidewalk, pointed a gun at her face and demanded her keys to her vehicle and her purse," said Clinton Police Chief Ford Hayman.The woman screamed and threw groceries at him, but not before her dog jumped out of the car and tried to bite the robber on the foot, police said. The suspect took off, Hayman said.The woman called 911, and officers who were nearby set up a traffic stop, where they spotted the suspects’ vehicle and stopped them, authorities said. Jacorey Dillard, 19, and Quandarius Elam, 18, both of Jackson, were arrested. Police said Dillard was the suspected gunman and Elam is accused of driving the vehicle. Both men are charged with armed robbery and armed carjacking.Authorities said when Elam was arrested, he was wearing an ankle monitor. Clinton police said Elam was out on bond awaiting pre-trial sentencing on felony charges in another jurisdiction for armed robbery. "It is ridiculous for a criminal about to be sentenced with a leg bracelet on his ankle to be running around Jackson, Clinton, the metro area unobserved, unaccounted for. Who is the monitoring company? Why aren’t they doing their job?" Clinton Mayor Phil Fisher said.Jackson police records show Elam was charged in connection with a December 2019 armed robbery.

CLINTON, Miss. —

Clinton police officers quickly made arrests after a woman was carjacked.

The woman said she was on her way home from getting groceries about 9 p.m. Tuesday when she saw a red car pass by, according to police. She parked at her home on Edgewood Place and started to unload her groceries when one of the suspects walked up to her with a gun, police said.

"A black male approached her on the sidewalk, pointed a gun at her face and demanded her keys to her vehicle and her purse," said Clinton Police Chief Ford Hayman.

The woman screamed and threw groceries at him, but not before her dog jumped out of the car and tried to bite the robber on the foot, police said. The suspect took off, Hayman said.

The woman called 911, and officers who were nearby set up a traffic stop, where they spotted the suspects’ vehicle and stopped them, authorities said.

Jacorey Dillard, 19, and Quandarius Elam, 18, both of Jackson, were arrested. Police said Dillard was the suspected gunman and Elam is accused of driving the vehicle. Both men are charged with armed robbery and armed carjacking.

Authorities said when Elam was arrested, he was wearing an ankle monitor. Clinton police said Elam was out on bond awaiting pre-trial sentencing on felony charges in another jurisdiction for armed robbery.

"It is ridiculous for a criminal about to be sentenced with a leg bracelet on his ankle to be running around Jackson, Clinton, the metro area unobserved, unaccounted for. Who is the monitoring company? Why aren’t they doing their job?" Clinton Mayor Phil Fisher said.

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