Two held in early-morning armed carjacking

Published 11:34 am Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Two Vicksburg men were being held at the Vicksburg Police Department this morning after being charged with an armed carjacking earlier today, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

Etoine Mayfield, 17, and Jordan Jones, 17, both of 3540 Sunset Drive, were arrested after a 5:21 report of a carjacking of a 2006 Nissan Altima in the parking lot of Shoney’s at 3313 Pemberton Square Blvd.

The victim told police two men approached her with a gun and one drove away in her car and the other in a yellow Crown Victoria.

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Vicksburg police spotted the Altima on U.S. 80 and chased it along the highway and then Warriors Trail, where the car ran off the road and into a fence. Stewart said Mayfield, the driver of the stolen car, ran away on foot but was arrested by Vicksburg police and Warren County deputies minutes later near Newmans Road.

At 7:26 a.m., deputies stopped a yellow Crown Victoria in the 7000 block of U.S. 80 and arrested Jones, Stewart said.

Both were being held without bond.