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Jackson minister carjacked

By Roslyn Anderson - bio | email

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A Jackson clergy member pleaded for an end to violence after being carjacked Wednesday.

The armed man fled but ended up crashing the stolen vehicle near the Metrocenter sign on Highway 80.

Minister Annie Sanders' teal green 2005 Chrysler 300 sat battered and wrecked in the green space of the Metrocenter Mall after she said it was taken at gunpoint.

It happened after 11 Wednesday morning at the Shell Sprint Mart on Clinton Boulevard.

"I had just put gas in my car and this young man ran up to me as I was opening my car door and said "Give me your keys, give me your keys' and he had a gun in his hand," said Sanders.

The 64 year old Jackson resident said she saw the man standing beside the store before he approached her.

"I pray for him too and I thank God that he spared me during this time because it could have been much worse," said Sanders.

He left the service station in her vehicle but only got two miles away.

Witnesses said the man in the stolen car crossed lanes of traffic near the Metrocenter before crashing it into a fence.

The car left deep tire tracks when went down the embankment and hit a drainage ditch. The airbag deployed.

Meanwhile the bumper and other car parts lay scattered.

Jackson Police Officer Colendula Green said 22 year old Kentoris Montrell Rainey was arrested at the scene. A handgun believed to have been used in the crime was found.

The Jackson man is charged with armed carjacking, a felony.

Sanders is thankful for his quick apprehension but dismayed by the city's escalating crime.

"Something needs to be done here in Jackson about the crime situation. Something has to be done. It has gotten too bad now, and you can't feel safe anywhere now," added Sanders.

Rainey is being held at the Hinds County Detention Center.

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