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Police release sketches in attempted carjacking case

By Linda Looney-Bond

lbond@news-daily.com

Jonesboro Police have released an artist's rendering of two suspects believed to be involved in a shooting and attempted carjacking that took place at West Mill Street and South Main Street, in downtown Jonesboro, last Friday.

A sketch artist created the drawings Wednesday based on information from witnesses, according to Jonesboro Police Det. Donnie Raiford.

One suspect is described as a black male, 17 to 20 years of age, medium to dark complexion, 5 feet, 7 inches-to-5 feet, 8 inches tall. The suspect had a medium build with strong facial features, including a top lip which was larger than the lower lip, and wore short deadlocks, police said.

The second suspect, drawn by the sketch artist, is described as a black male, age 17 to 20, 6 feet-to-6 feet, 2 inches tall, with a dark complexion, wide nose, long neck, and a slim build.

Police said, around 3:15 p.m., Friday, three to four black males pulled up behind a vehicle that was stopped at a traffic light at the intersection of West Mill and South Main streets, directly behind the Road to Tara Museum.

According to witnesses, two of the suspects, who had been traveling in a red Pontiac Grand Prix or Grand Am, late 80's or early 90's model, got out of their car and attempted to open the rear, passenger door of the victim's car.

One suspect fired a gun through the victim's car window, striking the man in the arm, according to Raiford.

The victim, whom police have not identified, exited the white, Toyota Highlander SUV that he was driving, and ran from the vehicle, the detective said.

The suspects then removed a bag from the car, which contained cigarettes, threw the bag to the ground, and fled the scene in the red car, without taking the SUV, Raiford said.

The victim was treated at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta and released the same day, according to Raiford.

Anyone with information in the case, is asked to contact Det. Raiford at (678) 479-1825, or (770) 478-7407.