Clinton Police have arrested two individuals connected to an attempted armed robbery on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 in Clinton. Tuesday evening around 9 P.M., Clinton Police received a report of an attempted armed robbery and carjacking on Edgewood Place in Clinton as the victim returned from the grocery store.
The suspect approached the victim on foot while brandishing a gun. He demanded her keys and purse. The alert resident began tossing her groceries at the individual. As the scuffle ensued, the resident’s dog exited the vehicle to protect the resident. After being bitten by the dog, the suspect fled on foot to the suspects red Dodge Charger.
Clinton Police were contacted immediately by the resident. Patrol units were in the neighborhood and within seconds identified the suspect vehicle and detained the individuals inside.
“I am grateful for the alert actions of this resident to protect her person and property and the mindfulness to quickly contact Clinton Police. This is a perfect example of residents and police working quickly to protect our city and catch criminals,” stated Mayor Phil Fisher.
Two male suspects were arrested. During the investigation, it has been determined that the driver of the suspect vehicle was wearing an ankle monitor while out on bond awaiting pre-trial sentencing on felony charges in another jurisdiction for armed robbery.
Clinton Police have charged JACOREY DEVONTA DILLARD, 19, of Jackson, MS as the suspect who brandished the weapon. Dillard was arrested and charged with armed robbery and armed carjacking. He is currently in custody of the Hinds County Detention Center on $250,000 bond.
Clinton Police have charged QUANDARIUS ALONZO ELAM, 18, of Jackson, MS as the driver of the suspect vehicle. Elam has been charged with armed robbery and armed carjacking. He is currently in custody of the Hinds County Detention Center on $250,000 bond. Elam was under court ordered ankle monitoring while awaiting sentencing on house burglary charges stemming from another jurisdiction in Hinds County.
“What is wrong with the monitoring system? Who is responsible for monitoring the criminals that are under supervision? Someone must be held accountable to prevent further residents of Clinton and the metro area from being victimized by criminals,” stated Mayor Phil Fisher.