Temple, Texas (FOX44) – UPDATE: A Temple Police Department spokesperson says three men taken into custody are being held in connection with a Wednesday carjacking incident.
Police said the call came in around 7:21 p.m. from the 2300 block of S. 57th Street. The victim told police that two men approached him while he pumped gas, pointed a gun at him, and demanded his vehicle. They then drove off in it.
The victim’s vehicle was found abandoned in the 1000 block of S. 49th Street. Shortly after the vehicle was found, officers found two suspects. One of them was 20-year-old Xzavier Jerome Jones, of Houston, who fled from police.
While running from officers, Jones discarded the weapon used in the aggravated robbery, which was later recovered by police. The victim positively identified both Jones and 19-year-old Matthew Sykes, of Houston, as the individuals responsible for committing the aggravated robbery.
Officers then discovered a red SUV – which was later determined to have been used in the aggravated robbery. 30-year-old Alexander James Wyatt, of Temple, was identified as the driver of this vehicle, and was also taken into custody.
Jones was also being held on a separate assault family violence with a deadly weapon charge. His bond was set at $100,000.
Sykes was also being held.
Wyatt was held on a marijuana charge and another as-yet-unspecified charge.