6 arrest for carjacking at Northpark
Six juveniles from Jackson are in custody facing carjacking charges as adults following an early morning incident in front of Northpark mall early Monday morning.
Johnny Terrell Spells, Jr, 15, of 1912 Wisteria Drive and Marcterrion Trevone Dear, 17, 13011 Kingsmill Drive, were arrested and charged with armed carjacking and conspiracy following the incident, according to RPD Lt. Brian Myers.
Also arrested in connection with the crime were: Carlanthony C. Sanchez, jr., 15, of 5600 Keele Street, Jordan Deandra Bradley, 16, of 168 Duranville Drive, Demonta Tyree Everett, 16, of 1042 Deryll Street and Demarcus Tashin Smith, 15, of 2010 Chadwick Drive. The four were also charged with armed carjacking and conspiracy.
Myers said all six are from Jackson and will be charged as adults. Spells and Dear are held on $500,000 bonds. No bond has been set as of yet for the other four defendants.
All six remain in custody.
Myers said that the arrests stemmed from an incident on Monday, March 16 at approximately 7 a.m. Ridgeland PD dispatch received a 911 report of armed carjacking in the parking lot of Northpark.
"Information was quickly obtained from the victim over the phone and nearby officers promptly arrived at the scene," Myers said.
The vehicle description was quickly relayed to other officers and the stolen vehicle was spotted on County Line Road and it was stopped near Target by Ridgeland officers.
Dear and Spell were apprehended in the vehicle and charged. A firearm and ski mask were found in the carjacked vehicle at the time of apprehension.
Myers said that further investigation revealed that Spells and Dear arrived at the scene of the crime in a vehicle that was taken at gunpoint in Jackson earlier that same morning. Four other suspects were developed by Ridgeland detectives and later identified as Sanchez, Bradley, Everett and Smith. They were later arrested by the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force while at work in Jackson.
The vehicle taken in the Jackson armed carjacking was also located and processed by Ridgeland detectives.