OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - A Canton man carjacked a vehicle Saturday evening, according to Oxford police.
Police charged Lapatrick Whitehead, 21, with attempted carjacking/motor vehicle theft.
Oxford police arrested Lapatrick Whitehead. | Source: Oxford Police Department
The incident happened at approximately 6:57 when police officers responded to a traffic accident near the 1700 block of Jackson Avenue.
Police say Whitehead was one of the drivers involved in the accident and tried to carjack a vehicle before officers arrived.
Whitehead stole a different vehicle after a passerby stopped to check on the other driver involved in the accident, police say.
Officers then stopped and arrested Whitehead.