Deante Christopher Russell, 18, (DOB: 05/17/98) and Dontonio Benjamin Jones, 21, (DOB: 03/06/95), both of Detroit, have been charged with: Carjacking, Unlawful Driving Away an Automobile (UDAA), Fleeing and Eluding Third Degree, Receiving and Concealing Stolen Property and Resisting Arrest. They were arraigned on September 4, 2016 in 34th District Court before Magistrate Hindman.
On September 2, 2016 at approximately 12:10 p.m., the defendants are alleged to have carjacked a 49-year-old woman and her 85-year-old grandmother while they were at a gas station in the 15100 block of Greenfield in Detroit.
The two defendants have also been arraigned on charges of Carjacking and UDAA in connection with an August 31, 2016 carjacking of a 21-year-old man that occurred at 2:30 p.m. at a gas station in the 11600 block of Greenfield in Detroit.
For both cases, the probable cause conference is scheduled for September 14, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.; the preliminary examination is scheduled for September 21, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. Both hearings are before Judge Shannon Holmes in 36th District Court.