January 3, 2017
The following was released verbatim by the Jackson Police Department:
CORRECTION: JPD issued a correction for the street name to Newton Street, the change has been made below.
On Monday, January 2, 2017, at approx. 7:53PM, Jackson Police Officers responded to Texaco Gas Station at 3140 Woodrow Wilson regarding a carjacking. Upon officers’ arrival, it was learned that the victim was stationary at a red light near Bailey Ave. and Woodrow Wilson Blvd. when three unidentified black males jumped into his vehicle. One of the suspects was armed with a handgun. The suspects made the victim drive to another location where the victim was able to escape and seek help. The suspects took the victim’s Buick LeSabre and his personal belongings. The suspects fled the scene. The victim sustained an injury to his lower back due to being cut with a blunt object. He was transported for medical treatment and is in stable condition at this time.
On Tuesday, January 3, 2017, DART officers observed the victim’s carjacked vehicle in the area of Utica St. near NEWTON St. The vehicle was occupied by three black males. Officers initiated a traffic stop and the occupants fled the scene on foot. Officers were able to detain the three occupants after a brief foot pursuit. They were identified as Martavious Powell-18, and two unidentified juveniles. They were transported for questioning. Powell was charged with Carjacking, Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault and Armed Robbery of an Individual. The juvenile occupants were charged with Trespassing in a Stolen Auto. This incident is still under investigation.