Biloxi man charged with carjacking, aggravated assault in D’Iberville
A Biloxi man was arrested in D’Iberville this morning, charged with carjacking and aggravated assault stemming from incidents that occurred overnight.
Police Chief Shannon Nobles said 48-year-old James Bryant Mills was charged with carjacking and two counts of aggravated assault. He was taken to the Harrison County jail. His bond was set at $150,000. Nobles also noted that Mills was out on bond on an unrelated narcotics charge when he was arrested.
The incident began about 10:30 p.m. when D’Iberville officers responded to a call in the 3000 block of Sangani Boulevard about a gunshot.
An investigation showed that when an employee arrived to work at a local business and passed a vehicle, he saw someone sitting inside with an arm out the window in the parking lot. As the employee passed, he heard what he believed to be a gunshot and saw that his side mirror was damaged.
The suspect, identified as Mills, fled and his vehicle became disabled on Sangani Boulevard. Officers then received another call from employees at another nearby business, saying someone approached them in a parking lot, displayed a weapon, and demanded a vehicle. The victim refused and the suspect tried to enter the running vehicle and take it by force, but was unsuccessful. He tried a second time to demand a vehicle before fleeing on foot.
Officers found Mills a short distance away and arrested him. He had a weapon in his possession.