Man accused of carjacking woman, infant

Mom saves son from carjacking
Timothy Crawford (Source: Memphis Police Department)
Timothy Crawford (Source: Memphis Police Department)

(WMC-TV) – A Memphis mother was carjacked in a gas station parking lot by a man who is accused of robbing a nearby store. She was forced to grab her 13-month-old son and jump from the moving vehicle as it was being stolen.

It all unfolded in front of Reginald Davis' eyes.

"Seen the police, a lot of police cars, and a young man in the back of a police car," said Davis.

Police say Timothy Crawford, 52, tried to rob the Family Dollar store on Crawford Road, but left without any money.

They say he then ran next door to the Fuel-N-Wash gas station where he carjacked a gold 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix as a woman and her son were inside.

According to a police incident report, the victim grabbed her son and jumped out of the vehicle as he drove away.

Crawford's neighbor said the accusations against him do not square with the man she knows.

"He's a good person to me," said Barbie Barnes. "He's got a good sense of humor and he never tried to do anything wrong over this way. That's all I know."

Officers tracked down the gold Grand Prix and when they found it, Crawford was still in the driver's seat.

Crawford is due in court next Thursday. He is behind bars on a $100,000 bond.

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