By Donesha Aldridge, Web Content Manager/Producer - bio | email
JACKSON, Miss. - Police spent most of the morning looking for a handcuffed suspect who got away as they were trying to take him into custody.
Officers were in the area between Alabama and Georgia Avenues. The search started as JPD officers assisting Ridgeland Police in looking for burglary suspects.
Jackson Police have left the scene but it does not appear that they caught the suspect. However, we know that two other people have been arrested.
Ridgeland Police said, on Tuesday, a man identified as Edward Boyd was caught on surveillance tape breaking into a car at Ridgeland Municipal Court. He was arrested Wednesday for auto burglary at a residence on Alabama Avenue along with his girlfriend Jarmela Carthan who allegedly acted as an accessory after the fact to auto burglary.
Jackson Police assisted Ridgeland in those arrests and then started their own search for another person. That suspect is Boyd's brother, who was wanted by JPD for a separate charge, Lt. John Neal of Ridgeland PD said.
An officer on the scene described the suspect as wearing jeans and a red and white striped shirt and one red shoe.
A JPD K-9 unit was on the scene earlier.
Currently both Boyd and Carthan are being held without bond until the go before a judge in Ridgeland. We will keep you updated as the search for a third suspect continues.