Man charged with 5 carjackings after woman’s car stolen at gunpoint, police say

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Memphis Police have charged a man with a string of carjackings after a woman’s car was stolen at gunpoint from an apartment complex.

According to police, a woman was forced from her car at gunpoint on July 9 around 5:30 a.m. at the Champaign Place Apartments.

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Police said that the carjackers took her Toyota Camry and then ditched it to jump into another stolen vehicle, a BMW 528i.

That case was just one in a string of carjackings, according to police.

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Memphis Police are searching for three men in connection to a carjacking that happened at the Champaign Place Apartments on Cherry Road on Saturday, July 9, 2022. According to police, a woman was forced from her car at gunpoint around 5:30 a.m. Two of the men took off in her car, according to police. The men then abandoned the woman's Toyota Camry and jumped into another carjacked vehicle, a BMW 528i, police said.
Memphis Police are searching for three men in connection to a carjacking that happened at the Champaign Place Apartments on Cherry Road on Saturday, July 9, 2022. According to police, a woman was forced from her car at gunpoint around 5:30 a.m. Two of the men took off in her car, according to police. The men then abandoned the woman's Toyota Camry and jumped into another carjacked vehicle, a BMW 528i, police said.

While investigating that carjacking, police said they received several Crime Stopper tips that led them to 22-year-old James Williams.

Memphis Police arrested Williams at the Greenbrier Apartments on Madewell Street and charged him with a total of five carjackings and three armed robberies.

James Williams has been charged with five counts of carjacking and three counts of aggravated robbery.
James Williams has been charged with five counts of carjacking and three counts of aggravated robbery.

Williams also has outstanding warrants for assault, theft of property between $10,000 and $60,000, kidnapping, facilitation of aggravated robbery, facilitation of robbery, theft of property between $2,500 and $10,000, evading arrest on foot and criminal trespassing.

Williams was given a $20,000 bond.

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