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Police: Belhaven murder suspects involved in string of Metro area carjackings

Carolyn Temple Source: Family Carolyn Temple Source: Family
Antwain Dukes Source: JPD Antwain Dukes Source: JPD
Antreal Jones Source: JPD Antreal Jones Source: JPD
Jerome Moore Source: JPD Jerome Moore Source: JPD
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Three men who are believed to have shot and killed 69-year-old Carolyn Temple in Belhaven last week have been arrested and charged in her death.

All three suspects are charged with capital murder. They are also being investigated as suspects in a recent string of armed carjackings, as well as armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Police took two carjacking suspects into custody following an intense manhunt of a South Jackson neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon.

They were identified as 18-year-old Antreal Jones and 17-year-old Jerome Moore.

During the investigation Police determined that the suspects were involved in the robbery and shooting of Temple on Euclid Street last Wednesday. 

Temple died from her injuries on Monday.

A third suspect involved in Temple's death was identified as 16-year-old Antwain Dukes.

On Wednesday, Dukes surrendered to authorities at the Jackson Police Department.

Jones and Moore are charged with armed carjacking after they were caught on Tuesday driving a stolen 2011 KIA Sorrento. 

Dukes is also being charged with the armed robbery of an Atmos Energy employee. 

We're told that Dukes and Jones are out on bond for a March 2014 armed robbery. Both suspects have been indicted on this charge and are awaiting trial.

On Wednesday morning Jones and Moore were signing their affidavits in court. 

Our crew says that Moore's mother was very emotional as she came to her son's defense. 

"My son is known for house burglary. That's all. He's been going to the Juvenile Center for his house burglary," Sharonda Burns told us. "For one, my son is not going to shoot no gun. Now, I'm not saying he won't rob nobody, but I know he won't shoot no gun. He was not there the time the lady got attacked. I know for a fact where he was. He was not involved in that murder."

On Wednesday night, Ridgeland police confirmed that they believe a weekend carjacking could also be linked to these 3 teens.

The incident happened at around 1:30 am on Saturday at the Oakbrook Apartments on Old Canton Road. A man and woman were sitting in a 2014 Toyota Camry, when they were approached by two armed men who forced them from the car. 

Police say that they tracked the stolen Camry to the south Jackson, Woodside Drive area on Monday when the manhunt and arrests happened.

One of the teens in custody admitted to detectives that they were responsible for that particular carjacking, as well. 

The Camry was recovered on Wednesday in Hernando and three other people were detained. Their identities have not yet been released.

Jackson Police tell us the investigation is still on going and more arrests could be coming.

Here is a timeline of events of these crimes: 

January 07, 2015

At 6:45 pm Carolyn Temple was robbed and shot by two suspects on Euclid Drive. Witnesses reported hearing one gunshot then say they saw two suspects flee the scene in a Maroon 4 door vehicle.

January 8, 2015

At 3:45 pm an Atmos Energy employee was robbed by a suspect who was riding in a Maroon 4 door vehicle. The victim was able to positively identify Antwain Dukes as the suspect. Dukes will be charged with armed robbery in this case.

January 12, 2015

At 1:15 pm a man was carjacked on Woodside Drive. His 2004 Maroon Ford Explorer was taken at gunpoint by five armed men.

At 9:20 pm Carolyn Temple died from her injuries at UMC.

At 9:24 pm a man was carjacked at 1533 Raymond Road, Woodridge Apts. His 2005 Silver Chrysler 300 was taken at gun point by 3 suspects. Witness says he saw the suspects in a Maroon SUV.

At 10:44 pm a woman was carjacked at 5600 Keele Street, Cedarstone Apts. Her 1999 Brown Jeep Cherokee was taken at gun point by 3 suspects.

January 13, 2015

At 1:30 am a woman was carjacked at the Rainbow Grocery Store, 2804 Old Canton Road. Her 2011 White KIA Sorrento was taken at gun point by 3 suspects who were seen by the victim in a Silver Chrysler 300.

At 3:25 am, a woman was robbed and assaulted at Mayfield Oil Convenience Store on Hwy 49 in Yazoo City by three to five suspects while delivering newspapers. The suspects were driving a Silver Chrysler 300 and a White KIA Sorrento. These vehicles can also be seen on the store surveillance video. Yazoo Police officials have been contacted and are questioning Dukes, Jones and Moore.

At 5:28 am, a woman reported an attempted carjacking by 4 suspects in the 3856 Noble Drive, Cameron Park Apts. The suspects were reportedly driving a Silver Chrysler 300 and a Brown Jeep Cherokee.

At 6:28 am, a man was driving out of the Regions Bank parking lot on North State Street when a Silver Chrysler 300 and a White KIA Sorrento attempted to block him in. Two suspects fired several rounds into the vehicle driven by the victim. The victim fled the scene on foot but was uninjured. Bank surveillance video captured what appears to be a White KIA Sorrento and Silver Chrysler 300 on scene. 

At 7:05 am, a woman was carjacked in the 900 block of Bellevue Pl. by 2 suspects who were armed. Her 2013 Black Nissan Altima was taken. The Silver Chrysler 300 was recovered on scene.

The investigation into all of these incidents is ongoing and additional arrests may be pending.

Recovered Carjacked Vehicles

2005 Silver Chrysler 300

2011White KIA Sorrento

1999 Brown Jeep Cherokee

Vehicles At-Large

2004 Maroon Ford Explorer

2013 Black Nissan Altima


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