4 carjacking suspects arrested after leading police on chase, running into woods

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NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. — Four men are facing a slew of charges in connection with an armed robbery and carjacking early Black Friday that started in New Kent County and ended several hours later in Charles City County.

Officials with the New Kent Sheriff’s Office said they received a call just after 6:30 a.m. from a woman saying she had been robbed at gunpoint and that her car had been stolen near North Courthouse Road and Kentland Trail.

The victim, who was not hurt, said a red sports car also fled the scene.

Less than 10 minutes later, state troopers spotted both vehicles heading southbound on Route 106 in New Kent County, according to investigators. Tha’s when the stolen car sped up and tried to lose troopers. The pursuit continued until officials said the stolen vehicle stopped just north of Route 5 in Charles City County.

“At the time of the stop several subjects fled the vehicle on foot into the woods,” New Kent Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy J. Joseph McLaughlin Jr. said in a news release.  “The small red sports car was stopped by the additional members of Virginia State Police in the area of Old Union Road and State Route 106 in Charles City County.”

Law enforcement, with help from a state police canine team and chopper, found and apprehended the suspects just before 9:30 a.m.:

  • Anthony Tyrone Williams Jr., 21, of the 23800 block of Cutbank Road in McKinney
  • Colin Ray Dugger, 22, of the 2500 block of Shady Side Drive in Petersburg
  • David Dewayne Jackson, 24, of the 25400 block of Shady Side Drive in Petersburg
  • Javanta Lightfoot, 21, of the 15700 block of Allen Road in Dinwiddie

The men have been charged with armed carjacking, conspiracy to commit armed carjacking, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, grand larceny and credit card theft. Additionally, Jackson was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and Lightfoot was charged with felony elude and driving while suspended.

The four suspects are being held without bond at Henrico Jail East.