Cameron Donnell Grayer, 18, of Jackson, was seen in Justice Court to face charges from Warren County in relation to several carjacking incidents that took place early Tuesday morning. Grayer was given a $150,000 bond by Judge Angela Carpenter in Municipal Court on Thursday for the city charges.
Sheriff Pace offered a recap of the events which began with a carjacking near Jackson State University.
“Jackson State University Police and Jackson Police Department were working that case,” said Sheriff Pace.
Shortly after, the Vicksburg Police Department was investigating a carjacking that occurred just before 4 a.m. on Oct. 11 at the Circle K on Clay Street. The victim claimed his black Toyota 4-Runner with Kansas plates was carjacked by four young black males who were in a red Dodge Charger.
At 4:14 a.m., numerous calls to 911 reported a motor vehicle collision at the Flowers exit off of eastbound I-20 involving a parked 18-wheeler.
“When officers arrived on the scene they realized the vehicles involved in the crash, along with an 18-wheeler, were the two stolen vehicles,” said Sheriff Pace. “One from Jackson and one from Vicksburg.”
One of the people in the 4-Runner was injured and taken to an area hospital with a laceration to their head. Sheriff Pace stated the injured suspect remained in the vehicle while others fled.
At 4:29 a.m. another carjacking was reported at Love’s Truck Stop at Cere’s Plantation. A red GMC Sierra with Texas plates was taken. The two suspects matched the identity of the suspects in the earlier carjacking in Vicksburg.
“It appears after carjacking a vehicle in Jackson, they came to Vicksburg, carjacked a vehicle in Vicksburg and was on the way back to Jackson when they wrecked,” explained Sheriff Pace. “After abandoning both of those stolen vehicles, they carjacked a vehicle at Love’s Truck Stop.”
Sheriff Pace stated that the Warren County Sheriff’s Office has been working with the Vicksburg Police Department, Jackson Police Department and Jackson State University Police. Sheriff Pace stated the vehicle taken from Love’s was recovered in Jackson by the Jackson Police Department.
In addition to the city charges, Grayer faces several more from Warren County.
“He’s been charged with armed carjacking, receiving stolen property and conspiracy to possess stolen property,” explained Sheriff Pace. “The armed carjacking is from the armed carjacking at Loves Truck Stop. The receiving stolen property is the fact that he arrived in Flowers in a stolen vehicle. The conspiracy involves his involvement with other defendants to possess yet another stolen vehicle.”
Grayer received an additional $150,000 bond by Judge James Jefferson.
The injured suspect is still in the hospital and will face charges after release.
Sheriff Pace stated they are still looking for another individual in relation to this case, 15-year-old Xavier Pittman.
“He is a 15-year-old, but by state statute, he’s charged as an adult because this was a violent felony involving a firearm,” said Sheriff Pace. “He’s going to be charged with armed carjacking and conspiracy to possess a stolen vehicle.”
Anyone with information on Pittman’s whereabouts is asked to call Warren County Sheriff’s Office at 601-636-1761 or Central MS Crimestoppers at 601-355-TIPS.
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