Donpatric Buford charged for role in December carjacking/robbery

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Donpatric Jaciris Buford, 19, was taken into custody early Thursday morning, charged with his role in a December carjacking at Danny’s Market. Buford is accused driving his co-defendant to the location, and the carjacked vehicle was eventually recovered just a few blocks from his residence. Police say it was ‘apparent’ he and the carjacker were working together.

Metro Police say the victim in this case agreed to meet the co-defendant 1497 County Hospital Road (Danny’s Market) for what he thought was to purchase a new iPhone 7, on December 20th, 2018. When the victim arrived at the location, he parked beside a black Mercury Milan, which was backed into a parking sport at the store. The driver of that the Milan had previously gone into the store, and was positively identified as Donpatric Jaciris Buford.

Donpatric Jaciris Buford (MNPD)

When the victim parked, police say a co-defendant exited the passenger seat of the Milan, and got into the passenger seat of the victim’s vehicle, then produced a firearm and pressed it against the victim’s face, causing a scratch on the victim’s face. The co-defendant demanded the victims wallet, however the victim refused as he got out of his vehicle. The co-defendant moved into the driver’s seat and fled the scene, as did Donpatric, who was driving the Milan they arrived in.

The carjacked vehicle was eventually located a few blocks from Buford’s residence. Metro Nashville Police say “it was apparent that he and the front seat passenger were working together in this incident, which was captured on surveillance from Danny’s Market.  Donpatric Buford is charged with carjacking, and currently held in lieu of a $40,000 bond. A bond review hearing is scheduled for Monday morning.

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