Suspect arrested, 1 at large in Cool Sports carjacking

Charged with one count of carjacking and robbery and two counts of assault/bodily injury in Cool Sports parking lot Nov. 10, a former Lenoir City High School football star — listed as homeless on Knox County Sheriff’s Office Inmate Population website — faced a preliminary hearing in Knox County Felony Court Monday, Nov. 21 [after deadline].

Jaylond Woods, 20, was still being held in Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility on a $32,000 bond as of Monday morning, according to a Knox County Circuit Court Clerk spokesperson.

A second suspect in the incident was still at large as of Monday, Martha Dooley, KCSO spokesperson, said.

Two teenage male victims, ages 16 and 19, stated “they had met at Cool Sports, 110 S. Watt Road, [around 10:45 p.m.] “to go out and eat. Victims advised as they were getting out of their vehicle to get into the witness’s vehicle they were both attacked and assaulted by both suspects,” a report by Detective Heather Reyda, KCSO Major Crimes Unit, stated. One of the suspects [Woods] “has a leg brace on his left leg and had crutches [with which] he did strike” one of the victims.

Woods then got into a Chevrolet Impala, a victim’s car, “and fled east on Kingston Pike and lost control of the vehicle, which caused the vehicle to travel west on Kingston Pike,” the report stated. “Suspect then turned south on South Watt Road where he lost control of the vehicle and struck the curb, at which point a tire appeared to blow out, and the vehicle stopped in the roadway.”

Fleeing on foot “heading west towards Lenoir City,” the report further stated, “Officer Craig Brewer with Lenoir City Police Department saw a male fitting the suspect’s description, including the crutches, on foot in front of the fireworks stand on Kingston Pike. Suspect gave that officer the name Carter Johnson … but was identified as Jaylond Woods by a Loudon County officer.”

A charge of criminal impersonation was listed as “hold for Loudon County,” the Inmate Population website stated.

With both victims and the witness in pursuit of the suspect, in the witness’s vehicle, “neither victim nor witness saw where the second suspect fled,” the report stated.