Judge mistakenly frees inmate headed to federal prison
MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man who was sentenced to 23 years in federal prison for armed carjacking is back in custody after being accidentally released from prison.
Man booked in Orange County rampage that injured 2
LAKE FOREST, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man was booked on a slew of charges Wednesday in a rampage that included repeatedly stabbing a woman after breaking into her home and hitting a...
Arrest made in fatal carjacking
KENT, Wash. (AP) — Police have arrested a suspect in a carjacking in Kent, Washington, that ended with the death of a 38-year-old man.
KOMO reports the suspect is a 23-year-old Kent man. His...
Police find body in truck carjacked in Washington state
KENT, Wash. (AP) — Police say they believe a body found in the back of a stolen pickup truck is that of a carjacking victim who went missing south of Seattle.
DONIPHAN, Neb. (AP) — Central Nebraska deputies say a woman and her baby are safe after a man carjacked the woman's vehicle near Doniphan.
Carjacker accused of ramming Missouri officer’s vehicle
WELLSTON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a fleeing carjacking suspect has hit a suburban St. Louis police officer's vehicle head-on.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Sunday's crash sent...
Shooting, carjacking suspect pleads not guilty
SEATTLE (AP) — A man accused of randomly shooting at cars and a public bus in Seattle, leaving two people dead and two injured, has pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder...
Sheriff: Carjacker fatally shot; sergeant’s head grazed
DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Florida deputies fatally shot a carjacking suspect who shot and grazed the head of a sheriff's sergeant.
Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood told a news conference the...
NEW YORK (AP) — A Bronx man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing two livery cab drivers in separate 2014 carjackings.
Federal prosecutors say Tyrone Felder was sentenced on...
HOLLY HILL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida woman with her 2-year-old son stopped a carjacking by threatening to throw a soup can at the would-be thief.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Wyoming man has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for attacking a sheriff's deputy and carjacking a woman outside a county...
SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on a multiple shooting spree and carjacking in Seattle that left two people dead and two injured (all times local):
Georgia man, woman accused of robberies across 3 states
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Georgia man was shot Sunday by a man and woman who went on to rob fast-food restaurants, take two hostages during a carjacking and fire at deputies during a high-speed...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anti-gang officers and detectives arrested three men and two women suspected of taking part in a brutal carjacking and assault on a pregnant school teacher last week, the Los...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 45-year-old California man accused of carjacking and attempted murder has been arrested after police say he stabbed a car salesman during a test drive at Lake...
Man charged with stabbing trooper faces September trial
BOSTON (AP) — A New Hampshire man charged with stabbing a Massachusetts state trooper after a multi-state car chase is heading to trial later this year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say two people are in custody and police are searching for additional suspects after a pregnant woman was stabbed multiple times during a carjacking in Los...
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STAUNTON, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Police say a trooper is recovering at a hospital after being wounded during a shootout with a carjacking suspect who was fatally shot.
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man shot by police after officers say he charged at them with a knife has been found competent to stand trial.
Man sentenced in carjacking, pharmacy robbery
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The last of three New Mexico men charged for their roles in a carjacking and pharmacy robbery in Wyoming has been sentenced.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police say a suspect in a carjacking shot at officers who fired back and killed him.
Police say the carjacking victim called 911 around 3:50 a.m. Monday to...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Tucson say three people have been arrested after a botched carjacking resulted in a fatal shooting.
They say 18-year-old Juan Andres Allen was pronounced dead...
Carjackers take car with boy inside; he’s freed unharmed
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say carjackers stole a vehicle at gunpoint and then drove off while a man and 6-year-old boy were still in the vehicle.
Suspects in Western crimes charged in Utah bank robbery
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two men suspected in crimes across several Western states, including a deadly carjacking in Colorado, have been charged in an alleged bank robbery in Park City,...
Schmitt supporting statue aimed at slowing carjackings
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and two Republican state lawmakers are backing a bill aimed at cracking down on carjackings.
Suspects in Colorado slaying, other crimes held in Oregon
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Two men suspected in crimes across three states, including a deadly Colorado carjacking, have been arrested, authorities said Monday.
3 teens indicted in carjacking that killed pastor’s wife
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Three teens have been indicted after a New Orleans pastor's wife was run over and killed by her own car during a carjacking.
Man steals ambulance after Indianapolis carjacking, crash
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say a man stole an ambulance following a crash on an Indianapolis freeway and drove it for a while before stopping and being taken into custody.
Carjacked UPS driver praised for helping police during chase
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose's police chief is praising a UPS driver who was taken hostage by two armed carjackers.
Chief Eddie Garcia says the driver drove slowly during a Thursday evening chase so officers could keep up and purposefully hit metal spikes placed on the road to blow out tires and stop the truck.
Garcia says the driver "saved lives, including his own."
Man faces murder charges after carjacking ends in deaths
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has been indicted on murder charges after an August carjacking that led to the death of two men.
The Vicksburg Post reports 27-year-old Deon Jamall Hatten was indicted in Warren County for unarmed carjacking, one count of fleeing a law enforcement officer, and two counts of felony murder.
Fairbanks police kill man after armed robbery, carjacking
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Police shot and killed a carjacking and armed robbery suspect when he pointed a gun at Fairbanks officers after a chase, authorities said.
Garrett Ebenal, 28, a convicted felon, died Tuesday as he exited a stolen car and came toward four officers trying to arrest him north of Fairbanks.
Four officers fired at Ebenal, who died at the scene.
2 dead after kidnapping, police chase in Missouri, Illinois
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man accused of kidnapping his girlfriend and their 10-year-old daughter then killing a man during an attempted carjacking was shot to death following a police chase through Missouri and Illinois, authorities said Wednesday.
4 juveniles charged in armed carjacking
REVERE, Mass. (AP) — Police have arrested four juveniles allegedly involved in what authorities called a "brazen, violent and unprovoked" armed carjacking.
Burlington Chief Michael Kent in a statement said the victim had just pulled into his parking spot at an apartment complex after returning home from work at about 7:30 p.m. Monday and was checking email on his phone when someone opened the driver's side door, put a gun to his chest, and forced him from the vehicle.
Missouri man admits role in carjacking, deadly home invasion
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say a Missouri man has pleaded guilty in a carjacking and a home invasion in which an accomplice was killed.
Teen pleads guilty to killing activist in front of child
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A teen gunman accused of fatally shooting a Philadelphia community activist during an attempted carjacking while his 2-year-old daughter sat in the back seat has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and has been sentenced to 35 years to life in prison.
Marvin Roberts entered the plea on Friday during an emotional hearing. Community members and the widow of Gerard Grandzol spoke to the judge about what a good man he was, and urged the maximum for 18-year-old Roberts.
Toddler found unharmed after carjacking in Missouri
FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a 2-year-old has been found unharmed in suburban St. Louis after two men stole the car in which the child was seated.
Man pleads guilty to murder in slaying of community activist
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — One of two defendants has pleaded guilty to murder in the slaying of a community activist gunned down during an apparent carjacking while the victim's 2-year-old daughter sat in the back seat.
California suspect who hopped onto moving semi is arrested
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Police in central California have arrested a carjacking suspect caught on video escaping by jumping on the side of a moving semi-truck.
Officials say the man grabbed a woman's keys as she pumped gas Jan. 9 in southeast Fresno. The woman fought the suspect as he tried to get into her car and he ran from the scene.
2 teens arrested in beating, failed carjacking of dog-walker
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in Washington, D.C., say two teens have been arrested and charged as adults in the beating and attempted car-jacking of an area dog-walker.
Man gets life in prison for fatal Montana carjacking
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A North Carolina man who pleaded guilty to killing an 81-year-old former Montana sheriff has been sentenced to life in prison.
5 Connecticut police officers cleared in fatal shooting
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Investigators have determined that five Connecticut police officers who shot at and killed a rapper during an investigation into a series of carjackings and robberies were justified in their use of deadly force.
The investigation by Fairfield State's Attorney John Smriga was released Thursday.
Police said 20-year-old Zoe Dowdell, a rapper known as "Gangstalicious," was in a car with two teens on Dec. 14, 2017, when New Britain police tried to pull him over.
Police: Robbery, carjacking, chase injure 2 officers, victim
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a robbery at a north Florida gaming parlor led to a carjacking and high-speed chase that resulted in injuries to two police officers, the carjacking victim and the suspect.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says the suspect robbed an arcade at gunpoint Wednesday and then carjacked a vehicle, leading officers on a pursuit that reached 100 mph (160 kph).
2 convicted in carjacking of woman in front of home
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two men are facing at least 10 years in prison after they were convicted of the armed carjacking of a woman two years ago.
A Newark jury convicted Dashawn Ward and Glenford Findlay on Tuesday.
The carjacking occurred in August 2016. Prosecutors said the woman was sitting in her car in front of her apartment building in East Orange when the two men approached and Ward pointed a gun at her, forcing her out of the car.
Utah man gets 16 years prison for Nevada casino carjacking
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 29-year-old Utah man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for the armed carjacking of an elderly woman in a casino parking garage in northern Nevada.
Andrew Brigman of Layton pleaded guilty earlier to use of a firearm during a crime of violence in Sparks in July 2017.
U.S. District Judge Miranda Du in Reno also sentenced him Monday to five years' probation upon his release from prison.
Man dies in crash following deadly California rampage
PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A man who went on a deadly shooting, carjacking and robbery rampage in California's Central Valley died Monday during a high-speed highway chase during which he intentionally tried to smash into other cars, authorities said.
2 dead in apparent carjacking attempt in Kinloch
KINLOCH, Mo. (AP) — Two people are dead after a shooting during an apparent carjacking in the St. Louis County town of Kinloch.
The crime happened around 2 a.m. Monday. Officers called to the scene found a man dead inside the vehicle and a woman badly injured. She died on the way to the hospital.
A 3-year-old child and another woman in the vehicle were not hurt.
Governor orders release for inmate sentenced to life as teen
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man sentenced to life in prison without a chance of parole for his involvement in a fatal 1995 carjacking as a teenager will be released next year, the state's outgoing governor ordered Friday.
Prosecutors want life sentence in fatal Montana carjacking
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana prosecutors are seeking a life sentence for a North Carolina man who pleaded guilty to killing an 81-year-old former sheriff.
Carjacker crashes vehicle with baby inside; child not hurt
YOUNGWOOD, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man carjacked a vehicle with a baby inside and later crashed the car, but the child was not injured.
Westmoreland County Park Police have not said when or where the carjacking occurred, but they say the crash happened around 6:35 p.m. Tuesday in Youngwood when the carjacked vehicle sideswiped another car.
The man fled the scene on foot but was captured later Tuesday. The man's name has not been released, and it's not known what charges he'll face.