Craigslist transaction gone wrong leads to chase, arrest - - Jackson, MS


Craigslist transaction gone wrong leads to chase, arrest

Jamaree Ellils Stevens.....Source: RCSD Jamaree Ellils Stevens.....Source: RCSD
RANKIN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Rankin County Deputies have arrested 23-year-old Jamaree Ellis Stevens  of Jackson following a fight in the Regions Bank parking lot at 101 Spann Drive, off Spillway Road.

Witnesses say the suspect was involved in a fight, which resulted in injuries, just before 3 p.m. Stevens reportedly left the scene headed toward Flowood on Old Fannin Road. One witness was able to follow at a safe distance until Sheriff's deputies spotted his vehicle and intercepted him.

When he saw the deputy, Stevens changed directions and headed north on Old Fannin Road, attempting to evade law enforcement. 

When Stevens slowed to turn into a gas station, a deputy drove his patrol vehicle into the rear of Stevens vehicle, pinning his vehicle between a metal sign and the patrol vehicle. 

The victims in this case are a 56 year old woman and a 65 year old man. The couple arranged a meeting with Stevens on Craigslist and agreed to meet at the McDonald's on Old Fannin Road at Spillway Road to sell some jewelry. 

After seeing the jewelry, Stevens acted as if he was going into the Regions Bank to withdraw money to pay for the jewelry. When he came out of the bank, he asked to see the jewelry again. 

At that time Stevens robbed the couple of the jewelry. When the couple fought back, he threw the woman to the ground and physically assaulted the man. 

The man pursued Stevens on foot and ran out of his shoes. Due to the hot asphalt, the male received major burns to his feet causing his skin to peel. When the female was thrown to the ground she sustained injuries including a possible broken leg. Both were transported via AMR to area hospitals.

Stevens has been booked into the Rankin County Jail on charges of strong armed robbery, aggravated assault and felony evasion. He will be held without bond pending his initial appearance before Rankin County Judge Kent McDaniel.

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