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Jackson Police Department

Lee D. Vance, Chief of Police


327 East Pascagoula Street
Jackson, MS 39205
www.jacksonms.gov

For Immediate Release MEDIA / PUBLIC RELEASE


Date: March 20, 2017
Commander Tyree Jones
Major Investigations/Office of Public Information
Tel #: 601-960-2302 or 601-960-1278
tjones@jacksonms.gov

On Friday, March 17, 2017, at approx. 12:32 AM, Jackson Police Officers investigated an armed
carjacking that occurred at Woodridge Apartments, 1533 Raymond Rd. The victim stated that
two armed black males, along with another unarmed black male robbed her for her belongings
and took her 2016 red Hyundai Elantra with a Herrin Gear paper tag. There were no injuries
reported. The suspects all wore dark colored clothing. The vehicle has not been recovered.

On Friday, March 17, 2017, at approx. 5:51 AM, Jackson Police Officers investigated an armed
carjacking that occurred in the 4900 block of Laurel Oak Dr. The victim, as she exited her
residence, observed an armed black male suspect pointing a handgun at her eight year old sons
head demanding the vehicle. The suspect was standing near the drivers side of the vehicle
demanding that he get out of the rear seat of the vehicle. The eight year old exited the vehicle,
and the suspect fled the scene in her 2014 silver Honda Accord. There were no injuries reported.
The victim observed a red Hyundai, occupied by two black males, matching the description of an
earlier carjacked vehicle near this location fleeing the scene along with her vehicle. The Honda
Accord was recovered on Monday, March 20, 2017 at an undisclosed location.

On Saturday, March 18, 2017, Precinct One officers, acting on a tip detained Javaris Thompson-
19, at a South Jackson residence. He was detained for questioning regarding these two incidents.
Robbery/Homicide Detectives were able to recover evidence linking Thompson to the
Woodridge Apartments carjacking. He was questioned and booked into the city jail on unrelated
charges.

On Monday, March 20, 2017, Robbery/Homicide Detectives developed and identified Javaris
Thompson as the suspect involved in the Laurel Oak Dr. carjacking. He has been charged with
one count of Arm Carjacking stemming from that incident. He has also been charged with
Possession of Stolen Goods-Felony stemming from the Woodridge Apartments carjacking. He is
still in the custody of the Raymond Detention Center.

These investigations are ongoing. Detectives need the publics assistance with identifying the
two additional suspects involved in these incidents. Anyone with any information regarding
these incidents is urged to contact the Jackson Police Department at 601-960-1234 or 601-355-
TIPS.
Jackson Police Department
Lee D. Vance, Chief of Police
327 East Pascagoula Street
Jackson, MS 39205
www.jacksonms.gov

Suspect:
Javaris Thompson-19