Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Xavier Laquon Anderson was sentenced to 35 years after pleading guilty to armed carjacking. The last eight years of the sentence will be suspended and Anderson will be placed on five years of supervised probation following his release from custody.
On January 6, 2014, the Ridgeland Police Department received a 911 call regarding an armed carjacking. The car was in a parking lot off of Lake Harbour Drive when a man approached the victim in the car and put a gun to her head and told her to get out of the car. She did as he instructed and the car fled the scene with another car following closely behind.
Police learned the stolen car was equipped with a GPS tracking device and they attempted to locate the vehicle using the GPS system. The Ridgeland Police Department contacted the GPS company and they were able to pinpoint that the stolen car was located in Jackson on Rebel Wood Drive. Law enforcement went to the scene and found the car in the parking lot of Rebel Wood Apartments.
Police had the vehicle towed to the Ridgeland Police Department where it was processed for evidence. Investigators were able to lift fingerprints that were submitted to the Mississippi State Crime Laboratory. The prints were run through an automated fingerprint system that matched the prints to those previously on file for Xavier Laquon Anderson. Anderson’s prints were in the system because he had previously been arrested and was out of bond for a 2013 carjacking in Hinds County.
Law enforcement obtained a warrant for Anderson’s arrest and he was apprehended by members of the Jackson Police Department. Anderson was transported to the Ridgeland Police Department where he confessed to the taking the car at gunpoint.
Guest stated, “We have said time and time again that we are not going to allow criminals from Jackson to come into Madison County to commit crimes. Our communities are safe because of the hard work of the men and women of law enforcement who strive to serve and protect. Those efforts, along with strong sentences being handed down after convictions, will continue to keep criminals off the streets of Madison County.”
Guest stated, “Anderson is a violent criminal who was out on bond for armed carjacking in Jackson at the time of his arrest. The citizens of Hinds and Madison Counties can rest easier knowing that Anderson will spend the next 27 years of his life behind bars.”
Guest concluded, “The Ridgeland Police Department did an outstanding job of solving this case. They combined the use of technology along with old fashion police work to locate the stolen vehicle and develop a suspect. They should be congratulated for taking another violent offender off our streets.”
Name: Xavier Laquon Anderson
Date of Birth: November 21, 1995
Address: 220 Dewitt Street, Jackson