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Arrest Made in Sunday Afternoon Carjacking 9-12-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-30712

Date/Time:  Sunday, September 11th, 2016 at 4:50PM

Location:   Southeast corner of E. Loockerman Street and Federal Street, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department has charged a 26-year-old woman with carjacking and other offenses following a Sunday afternoon incident.  At approximately 4:50PM, 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.  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 the following charges:
-Carjacking 1st Degree
-Theft Under $1,500
-Offensive Touching

Ryadae Jones
Ryadae Jones