Police search for man involved in vehicle burglaries, shooting

Published 12:01 am Friday, November 23, 2018


NATCHEZ — One of two men charged with five vehicular burglaries is at large after being shot in the neck on Nov. 4, police said.

Capt. Scott Frye said police responded in the early morning hours Nov. 4 to the Merit Health Natchez emergency room where Jlandrick Davis, 18, of Natchez, was being treated for a gunshot wound to the neck.

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Frye said that through investigations, police believe Davis, along with Terrion’te Ja’Quon Swanson, 18, of 159 Lower Woodville Road, was involved in five burglaries of unlocked vehicles along Ridgewood Road.

Frye said Swanson was arrested Nov. 4 at the hospital and charged with five counts of vehicle burglary and his case was bound over to a grand jury.

Frye said Davis, who is wanted on five counts of vehicle burglary, was airlifted from Merit Health Natchez to a Jackson hospital for additional treatment and was released before police could arrest him.

“He was released from the hospital, and we tried to get his mom to bring him up and she wouldn’t,” Frye said. “Officers spoke with the person the shooting victim was with on Ridgewood and discovered that the shooting victim (Davis) and a co-conspirator (Swanson) had been burglarizing several vehicles along Ridgewood Road when they reported being shot.”

Frye said Davis and Swanson didn’t find anything of value in the burglarized vehicles except for a handgun, which they believe was the gun that resulted in Davis being shot in the neck.

“The shooting is still under investigation, but they said they were shot. We combed the neighborhood and no one said they heard any shots fired, and those were residents who were awake at the time. We believe it’s accidental based on the evidence at this time,” Frye said.

Police are asking anyone with information on Davis’ whereabouts to call 911 and report his location.

Frye said all of the auto burglaries involved unlocked vehicles.

“The police department is asking residents to make sure their vehicles are locked, with all packages, purses, guns and anything of value removed from the vehicle.”