July 11, 2023

Texas residents arrested on multiple charges in Ridgeland

Therese Apel

Four Texas residents were arrested in Ridgeland over the weekend on multiple criminal offenses each.

Authorities said on Saturday around 11pm, officers with the Ridgeland Police Department observed a white Dodge Charger, displaying a stolen Texas license plate, in the parking lot of Homewood Suites. The Charger had previously been spotted canvassing the parking lots of closed businesses in the city.

Officers attempted to make contact with the Dodge Charger, at which point four occupants exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. Ridgeland Police Officers were able to take all subjects into custody at the scene. Numerous burglary tools were located in the vehicle. It was later discovered that the license plate and the Dodge Charger were each stolen from separate incidents in Harris County, Texas.

The following four subjects were placed in custody:
• Amaya Stanford, Age 21, of Houston, Texas (also wanted through Harris County, Texas for Robbery – Bodily Injury and Child Neglect)
• Jolanie Mayes, Age 22, of Katy, Texas
• Albeyro Cabezas, Age 20, of Katy, Texas
• Joe Rangel, Age 20, of Houston, Texas (also wanted through Montgomery County, Texas for Drug Offenses)

All were charged with numerous criminal offenses and are currently being held at the Madison County Detention Center as they await their initial appearance.

As always, Ridgeland Police Officers worked diligently to protect the citizens and businesses of Ridgeland. Those coming into the city with criminal intent will not be tolerated.

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