1 charged in carjackings that targeted 8-year-old and 2 women

Javaris Thompson (Photo: JPD)

UPDATE: Javaris Thompson appeared in court Tuesday, March 21. A judge denied his bond. Authorities are still looking for two other suspects in connection with these crimes. Call police if you can help them with this investigation. 

UPDATE: One person has been charged with in connection with these cases.

19-year-old Javaris Thompson was detained for questioning on Saturday. Detectives recovered evidence that linked Thompson to Woodrige Apartments carjacking. He was questioned and booked into the jail on unrelated charges.

On March 20, Thompson was charged with one count of armed carjacking in the Laurel Oak Drive carjacking. He’s also charged with possession of stolen goods in connection with the Woodridge Apartments carjacking. He is being held in the Raymond jail.

These investigations are ongoing. Detectives need the public’s assistance with identifying thetwo 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.

Javaris Thompson (Photo: JPD)


Jackson, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson Police are investigating two Friday morning carjackings.

We’re told the first happened around 12:30 a.m. on Raymond Road.

Police say three men, who were armed, carjacked a woman in the parking lot of Woodridge Apartments. Those men took a 2016 red Hyundai Elantra with a Herrin Gear paper tag. No one was hurt during that carjacking.

The second carjacking happened at 5:51 a.m. Two men pulled out guns on a woman and an 8-year-old child on Laurel Oak Drive. The men took the woman’s silver Honda Accord. The license plate is HVB 689. No one was hurt.

Jackson Police believe the carjacking on Raymond Road and Laurel Oak Drive are related. The white Hyundai taken around midnight was at the scene of the second carjacking Friday morning.

Jackson Police are looking for both stolen vehicles.

If you have any information about the investigations, call Jackson Police or Crimestoppers at 601.355.TIPS.

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