Clinton police arrest two on carjacking, armed robbery charges

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CLINTON, Miss. (WJTV) – Police have arrested two suspects in connection to an attempted armed robbery that happened on Tuesday, June 22, in Clinton.

Investigators said they received a call around 9:00 p.m. about an attempted armed robbery and carjacking on Edgewood Place around 9:00 p.m.

The victim says she was returning from the grocery store when one of the suspects approached her. He demanded her keys and purse. A scuffle took place and the victim’s dog tried to protect her. After being bitten by the dog, the suspect ran towards a red Dodge Charger.

Chief Ford Hayman said because of the woman’s vivid descriptions of the suspects, they were able to make a quick arrest.

Police soon arrested 19-year-old Jacorey Dillard and 18-year-old Quandarius Elam. They were both charged with armed robbery and armed carjacking, and their bonds were each set at $250,000. They are being held at the Hinds County Detention Center.

Police said Elam was under court ordered ankle monitoring while awaiting sentencing on house burglary charges stemming from another jurisdiction in Hinds County.

Hayman said he’s frustrated about crime from neighboring Jackson spilling over into Clinton.

“This guys out of jail, supposedly being monitored as the court said he should, and again, nobody’s paying attention. It’s frustrating somebody’s lack of control. It ended up in Clinton, and we had to deal with it and that’s frustrating,” Hayman stated.

Clinton Mayor Phil Fisher is also frustrated with the monitoring system. He wants answers on who was supposed to be monitoring Elam.

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