The wife of the mayor of Chester was carjacked at gunpoint Wednesday night in front of her home, and a suspect was caught hours later -- literally with his pants down.
Jourdeana Linder was parked in the 500 block of Reaney Street about 9:30 p.m. when she was approached by two men on foot, police said.
One man pointed a gun at Linder, told her to "keep quiet," and demanded her purse. Linder dropped her pocketbook and ran, according to court documents. Linder was not injured, according to a statement issued by Summer Freeman, spokesperson for Mayor John Linder.
Calls to Police Chief Joseph Bail were not returned.
Jourdeana Linder described the men to police, stating one was wearing white pants. About two hours later, police located the stolen gold Ford Taurus at Seventh and Norris Streets, about six blocks from the home. Two men were outside the car, and a third -- wearing white pants -- was in the driver's seat. The men fled on foot. Police and K-9 units responded and began a search.
Eventually, Jasper Gregory Moy, 24, of Upper Darby Township, was found by police lying in the passenger seat of an abandon 1999 Cadillac near Lloyd and James Streets, a few blocks from where the stolen car was recovered. Moy's shoes had been removed, and his white trousers were at his feet as he attempted to get changed. There were other clothes in the car, according to court records.
Moy, 24, was charged with robbery, robbery of a motor vehicle, theft, aggravated assault, weapons violations, and other related crimes. He was arraigned before Judge Spencer Seaton and remanded to Delaware County jail after failing to post $250,000 bail, according to public records.
The other individuals were questioned and released. The investigation is still ongoing, according to Freeman.
Some of the mayor's personal belongings were recovered from a trash can at a home on Norris Street, according to Freeman.