65-Year-Old Fights Off Carjacker

Dover – Dover Police Department has charged a 26-year-old woman with carjacking and other offenses following a Sunday afternoon incident.

Ryadae Jones
Ryadae Jones

Police said that at approximately 4:50 p.m., a 65-year-old woman was sitting in a parked vehicle in the area of East Loockerman Street and Federal Street when Ryadae Jones entered the vehicle.

Jones started the car and began to drive eastbound on Loockerman Street as the victim was being assaulted by Jones, police said.

Authorities said that despite the struggle with Jones, the victim was able to put the car in park and Jones fled on foot with the keys.  Jones was apprehended a short time later by responding officers without incident.

As a result of this incident, Jones was committed to Baylor Women’s Correctional Center in default of $61,100 secured bond on charges of Carjacking 1st Degree,  Theft Under $1,500 and Offensive Touching.

Image Credits: Dover Police


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