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18-year-old carjacking suspect in Bibb jail

A Macon 18-year-old is behind bars, accused by authorities of robbing a Bibb County man of his 1976 Cadillac DeVille and leading sheriff’s deputies on a vehicle chase late Wednesday.

Brandon Trayvon Haywood, of Grosso Avenue, remained in the Bibb County jail Thursday on a $1,330 bond, according to jail records.

He is charged with armed robbery, felony obstruction and driving without a license, according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

A resident of River Walk Apartments, 5578 Riverside Drive, told sheriff’s deputies he was getting out of his car in the complex’s parking lot about 9 p.m. when a man with a bandana covering his face approached him with a handgun.

The gunman told the resident to “give it up,” demanding the contents of his pockets — a wallet containing $25 in cash, according to a sheriff’s office report.

He told the man to get on the ground and requested his car keys to try to make off with the vehicle.

When the robber couldn’t start the blue Cadillac sedan, which has 22-inch chrome rims and a hydraulic system, he ordered the owner to crank it, according to the report.

The robber drove off in the car.

After retrieving his own gun from his residence, the carjacking victim attempted to chase down his assailant, firing two shots in the air, according to the report.

No injuries were reported.

About 10:30 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy spotted Haywood driving recklessly in the stolen Cadillac on Foster Road, according to the report.

A brief vehicle pursuit ended at the intersection of Thomaston and Heath roads. Haywood attempted to escape on foot and then violently resisted arrest, according to authorities.

At the time of his arrest Wednesday, Haywood was awaiting trial following a Dec. 8 arrest for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and marijuana possession, authorities said.

To contact writer Ashley Tusan Joyner, call 744-4347.

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