Chester mayor's wife carjacked at gunpoint

Posted: May 17, 2014

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 - with his pants down.

Jourdeana Linder was parked in the 500 block of Reaney Street about 9:30 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, spokeswoman for Mayor John Linder.

Calls to Police Chief Joseph Bail were not returned.

Jourdeana Linder described the men to police, saying one was wearing white pants. About two hours later, police found the stolen gold Ford Taurus at Seventh and Norris Streets, about six blocks from the house. Two men were outside the car, and a third - wearing white pants - was in the driver's seat. The men ran off. Police and K-9 units responded and began a search.

Eventually, police found Jasper Gregory Moy, 24, of Upper Darby, lying in the passenger seat of a 1999 Cadillac near Lloyd and James Streets, a few blocks from where the stolen car was recovered. Moy's white trousers were at his feet as he tried to change clothes. 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 related crimes. He was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Spencer Seaton and sent to Delaware County jail after failing to post $250,000 bail, according to public records.

The other people were questioned and released. The investigation continues, 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.


mschaefer@phillynews.com

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