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Man, woman charged with threatening repo man

Travis Williamson (Source: SCSO) Travis Williamson (Source: SCSO)
Jerricka Jones (Source: SCSO) Jerricka Jones (Source: SCSO)

A man and a woman are behind bars, accused of threatening and taking a car from a repo man.

The repo man tried to repossess a 2008 white Chevy Impala around 7 a.m. on Sunday, April 24. While doing so, police said Travis Williamson approached him.

Kenneth Minor was just trying to do his job early Sunday morning last month when he arrived at the Goodwill Village Apartments to repossess a vehicle.

While Williamson and Minor were talking, an unknown person came outside with a gun and gave it to Williamson. Williamson pointed the gun at Minor's head and told him to unhook the car. Minor said he couldn't, and Williamson pointed the gun at the driver's side front tire and shot, flattening the tire.

Williamson once again pointed the gun at Minor's head and told him to unhook the car. He did so. At that point, police said Jerricka Jones came out and talked with Williamson, then got into the car and drove away.

Minor said he has dealt with a lot of unhappy people during his time in the business, but he has never had anyone to fire a shotgun at him.

Minor tried to drive away in his tow truck, and Williamson fired two more shots into the back and passenger side of Minor's truck.

Residents who live nearby are shocked that a man, who was just trying to do his job, was faced with that type of nightmare.

"I don't believe that, man. Somebody did that?" Terry Russell said. "Yeah, kids can get hurt like that."

Williamson and Jones were later arrested.

Jones is charged with carjacking.

Williamson is charged with attempted first-degree murder, carjacking, and using a gun during a dangerous felony.

"He lost everything," Russell said. "He gone, car gone, everything."

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