Jackson teens sentenced in area carjackings
Three Jackson teens were prosecuted and sentenced in connection with an armed car jacking last year in Ridgeland, District Attorney Bubba Bramlett announced.
“Teens committing violent felonies using firearms is a serious problem across the state,” Bramlett said. “Madison and Rankin county law enforcement and my office are taking aggressive action against such activity.”
Demyrin Williams, 18, Montavious Wilson, 19, and Jakobe Young, 15, pleaded guilty and were sentenced in Madison County Circuit Court in June.
Williams pleaded guilty to armed carjacking and conspiracy and was sentenced to 25 years in prison with 15 years to serve by Circuit Judge Dewey Arthur.
Young pleaded guilty to armed carjacking and was sentenced to 25 years in prison with 12 years to serve by Circuit Judge Bradley Mills.
Wilson also pleaded guilty to armed carjacking and felony evasion and was sentenced to 20 years in prison with 12 years to serve by Judge Mills.
“One of the teenagers led law enforcement on a dangerous high-speed chase into Jackson before wrecking out,” Bramlett said. “The other two teenagers each held a gun to a citizen’s head and threatened to kill him. Then the youngest of the bunch, a 14 year old, drove off in the carjacked automobile. It’s a miracle no one died.”
On June 14, 2021, Ridgeland Police Department responded to the Mark Apartments at approximately 6 a.m. to a reported carjacking.
The victim reported that he was sitting in his car waiting on an Uber to pick him up and take him to the airport.
While waiting, he was approached by two young, armed males who each pointed a gun at his head, threatened to kill him, and demanded his 2017 Honda Civic. The victim also stated that the suspects were dropped off by an individual in a white Acura SUV which followed his stolen Honda from the scene.
RPD found the white Acura SUV shortly after the carjacking, but the driver refused to pull the car over resulting in a high-speed chase.
The Acura ultimately wrecked in a Jackson neighborhood. Montavious Wilson, who was 18 at the time, was taken into custody and identified as the driver. Officers were able to determine that the Acura had been previously stolen out of Jackson.
Through forensic evidence and eye-witness testimony, law enforcement was able to identify the two gunmen as Demyrin Williams, 18, and Jakobe Young, 14. Young committed the crime two days prior to his 15th birthday, Bramlett said.