BY JENNIFER CABRERA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Keishawn Xavier Jelks, 16, who was already in the Alachua County Jail on charges of aggravated assault, car theft, and drug possession, has now been charged with a carjacking incident in which a pizza delivery driver’s car was stolen after the driver got out with the pizza.
On May 29, a Domino’s delivery driver called 911 to say that as he got out of his car in Majestic Oaks to deliver a pizza, a man described as a “black male mid-teens to early twenty’s” wearing a hoodie with yellow writing on it pushed him aside and drove the car away. The car was involved in a hit-and-run crash about 25 minutes later in front of Verdant Cove Apartments, and the car was later found abandoned inside that apartment complex. Video surveillance captured the driver walking away from the car; he was wearing a hoodie with a Rugrats character on the front and back, with yellow writing below the character. The phone number used to order the pizza reportedly belongs to an account owned by a family member of Jelks.
The next day, Gainesville Police Department responded to a similar incident in Sugar Hill; the victim in this case was a Hungry Howie’s delivery driver, and the phone number associated with the order was reportedly the same as the one used for the Domino’s order.
Alachua County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jelks a short time later, allegedly driving the stolen car and wearing the hoodie shown in the surveillance video, and he was charged as an adult in that case on June 4.
Jelks has been charged with car theft, carjacking without a weapon, battery, and use of a 2-way device to facilitate the commission of a felony. He is being held without bond on the June 4 charges and on $280,000 bond in the more recent charges.
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