Alleged car jacker caught after leading police on second chase

Clay, Cordell Jr.
Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 10:26am

Authorities have taken into custody a Shreveport man accused of car jacking a driver last month in east Shreveport.

Back on February 23,  officers were dispatched  to the 1800 block of Weinstock Street after receiving a report of a man's car being stolen at gunpoint, according to the Shreveport Police Department.

When police made it to the scene, the victim claimed three masked men, armed with weapons, jumped him after getting out of his vehicle and demanded he hand over the car. After stealing the victim’s automobile, the suspects left the victim unharmed.

About two hours after the robbery, authorities spotted the stolen car near Hardy Street at Jewella Avenue. Authorities tried to pull the vehicle over, but the driver, who was the only passenger, was able to escape arrest.

Detectives were later able to find evidence at the scene of the crime that linked Cordell Clay, Jr, 30,  to the car jacking.

After obtaining a warrant, police located Clay Wednesday afternoon and arrested him following a short foot chase. 

Clay is accused of dropping a firearm during his attempt to escape, which was also recovered. He was booked into the Shreveport City Jail on the warrant for armed robbery. His bond is set at $150,000.


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