Friday, October 21, 2016

Young woman kidnapped & held for 3 days

JPD issued the following statement:


On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at approx. 11:03 PM, Jackson Police Officers responded to the 1000 block of McCluer Rd. regarding a kidnapping. Upon officers’ arrival, it was learned that an unidentified Latino female, 19; was located in the roadway begging for help. The victim was allegedly kidnapped at gunpoint on Monday, October 17, 2016, at approx. 9:00 PM while walking in the Capital St. area. The suspect was identified as a black male (“Chris”), operating a gray Ford Crown Victoria. He allegedly approached the victim, armed with a handgun and demanded she get into his vehicle. He drove her to a residence in the 1000 block of McCluer Rd. where she was allegedly held against her will, barricaded in the bathroom of the residence. She was able to escape and seek help.

The residence where this incident occurred was located and secured by officers and detectives. The victim was transported to UMMC for observation. There were no serious injuries involved. This is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident and/or the location or identity of the suspect is urged to contact the Jackson Police Department at 601-960-1234 or 601-355-TIPS (8477.)

Kingfish note: That was the JPD press release.  Now look at how the local media reported the description of a suspect who is ARMED AND DANGEROUS AND ON THE LOOSE!!!

Clarion-Ledger: a man named Chris in a gray Crown Victoria pulled a gun on her and forced her into the car. (What is missing from this information?)

WLBT:   Police say her attacker was driving a gray Ford Crown Victoria. He's been identified as 32-year-old Marcus Butler. Neighbors describe him as tall dark and slender. They say he often wears a neon security vest, and is in and out all times of day. (Good job, Dave)

WAPT: The woman said she was walking in the Capitol Street area at 9 p.m. Monday when a man in a gray Ford Crown Victoria approached her with a gun and forced her into the vehicle, police said. The man took the woman to a house in the 1000 block of McCluer Road, where the woman was locked in a bathroom, police said. (Good job, Ross. It's what we expect of you.)

WJTV: Posted suspect's picture.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

#THUGLivesMatter

#C-LRunByEunuchs

Anonymous said...

Sure would have helped if they would have added the race of the person who was armed, dangerous, and on the loose.

Gasper Goo said...

So.....was he 'Chris' or 32-year-old Marcus Butler? What reasoning do the local meadia outlets have for not identifying suspects and perps by race?

Anonymous said...

The CL started this crap several years ago. Hadn't paid attention to the TV stations, but evidently they have decided that race is not an important descriptor as well.

CL has reported height, weight, hair color and other information before, still leaving out the race.

Why in the hell they think this is appropriate - or even pc - is beyond comprehension. I don't think it has anything to do with the fact that most people probably assume this fact - but if that was it that ought to do a proper job of reporting to shut down that assumption.

At least kudos to JPD for recognizing that this is an important descriptor when trying to find a perp.

Anonymous said...

Law enforcement has always used race as an identifier. They use B/M for black male and W/F for white female, etc.

The Clarion-Ledger has refused for a really long time (more than a few years) to release the race of a person who is wanted for any reason. Absolutely stupid decisions. The single greatest identifier is race, then sex, then age,
height, weight, hair, facial hair, clothing, tatoos, etc.

Anonymous said...

Why don't the just call him a #1 male like they do on The Wire?

Lookin Back Troof!.. said...

in 1969, Department of Labor work application forms used these identifiers which were entered by the staff member:

W - White
NW/N - Non White Negro
NW/A - Non White Asian

The Clarion staff would shit! Oh the horrors! Where is my safe space? Help me get to it quickly!

Anonymous said...

I got my saturday clarion ledger this morning and my high school newspaper had more pages than this rag. If they didn't include the USA Today portions, I believe the wind would have blown it away before I could go outside and get it.

Anonymous said...

This is the very reason I have cancelled my life long subscription to the Clarion Ledger. Also known as the Clarion Liar. They are good for lining the bottom of my sister's birdcage. As for the TV stations I will have to choose or just rely on Jackson Jambalaya.

Anonymous said...

Heck she's lucky it's only three days. I know women still being held up in Eastover years later.

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