Marshall police: 1 shot in Saturday armed robbery, 3 arrested

Keyshauna Leonard

One person was injured and three people arrested after a shooting and armed robbery incident in Marshall on Saturday, police said.

Marshall police arrested Xzavier Jackson, 18, of Marshall, Robert Dougles Leonard, 17, of Marshall, and Keyshauna Dena Leonard, 20, of Marshall.

Jackson is charged with aggravated robbery, evading arrest detention with a vehicle and evading arrest detention. Robert Leonard is charged with aggravated robbery. Keyshauna Leonard is charged with interfere with duties of a public servant.

Jackson is being held at the Harrison County Jail on bonds totaling $128,000 and Robert Leonard on $100,000 bond. Information on Keyshauna Leonard’s bond was set at $2,000, and she has been released from jail.

Patrol officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Henley Perry around 2 p.m. Saturday in reference to a shooting, police said in a press release issued Monday.

Those officers were told the shooter had left the area in a black car, and two patrol units found the car traveling north on South Washington Avenue near Travis Street.

The patrol cars attempted to stop the car, but police said the driver — identified as Jackson — refused to stop. Jackson continued east on Travis, turning onto South Garrett Street, where he stopped the car at the Atkins intersection and ran away on foot, police said.

“One officer pursued Jackson, and another officer stayed with the vehicle,” police said, noting the two passengers, Robert Leonard and a juvenile, were detained.

Police said officers chasing Jackson caught up to him in the 600 block of Key Street, where they saw him climb a fence with a gun in his right hand, throw the gun into the woods and continue to ignore their commands to get to the ground.

Police used a taser to subdue Jackson and take him in custody.

Meanwhile at the scene of the shooting, police said officers learned the incident began when Jackson’s car “appeared to swerve towards an employee of a moving company working at a residence on Henley Perry.”

“The employee threw up his arms as an indication of frustration, the black car stopped, and the occupants began to exit the car,” police said. “The employee attempted to stop the occupants from getting out of the vehicle and a fight broke out between the employee and one of the occupants.”

Jackson then got out of the car and pointed a gun at the employee as the employee’s father walked out from behind the house to see what was going on, police said.

Jackson fired the gun, missing the employee but striking the father in the left thigh, police said. He then fired again, the bullet hitting no one, and demanded money, police said.

Police said the shooting victim handed Jackson some cash and Jackson’s car fled the area. The victim was taken to the hospital by a private car and transferred to an ambulance that met them on the way, police said.

Xzavier Jackson was positively identified as the shooter by witnesses, police said.

“The juvenile passenger was released to his mother after it was determined he had only been in the car and had not participated in the crime,” police said.

Police said Keyshauna Leonard’s arrest came after she arrived at the scene where Jackson’s car was stopped and “refused to comply with an officer’s instructions to stay away from the suspect vehicle and the patrol vehicle where the suspects were seated.”

Police said the are continuing to investigate.

“It is believed that this was an isolated incident that quickly spiraled out of control due to the actions of Mr. Jackson and his passenger,” police said.