MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD – Detectives from the Major Crimes Division have charged Tyrece A. Jones, age 19, of the 1100 block of Kennebec Street in Oxon Hill, with the January 14 assault and armed carjacking of a 42-year-old female that occurred at a gas station in Chevy Chase.
The investigation by detectives determined that at approximately 8:23 p.m. on January 14, the victim was at a gas station located at 8500 Connecticut Avenue and had just finished pumping gas into her car when the suspect, who was armed with a handgun, approached her. The victim attempted to quickly enter her vehicle, but the suspect stopped her and began assaulting her. The victim then attempted to flee on foot, but the suspect pursued her and continued to assault her. During the assault, the suspect pointed the handgun at the victim and demanded her car keys. The suspect obtained the victim’s car keys and struck the victim in the upper body with the handgun before stealing the victim’s car and fleeing the area. The victim was treated at the scene for her injuries.
On January 15, detectives determined that the victim’s stolen car was in the Oxon Hill area of Prince George’s County. Montgomery County Police detectives, working with the assistance of officers from the Prince George’s County Police Department, conducted a traffic stop in the Oxon Hill area on the victim’s stolen vehicle. During the traffic stop investigation, officers identified several suspects who were in the victim’s stolen car. The driver, identified as Jones, was determined to be the suspect who committed the January 14 armed carjacking at the gas station in Chevy Chase.
Jones was arrested and transported to the Central Processing Unit in Montgomery County where he was charged with armed carjacking, first-degree assault, and the use of a firearm during the commission of the Chevy Chase armed carjacking. Jones is being held without bond.