BALTIMORE (WMAR) - Two Baltimore men were convicted last week of 8 counts relating to a 2011 carjacking that led to a car and foot chase that was caught on video by traffic helicopters overhead and broadcast live on the evening news.
On February 15, 2011 Davon McCoy and Frank Richardson approached a woman getting into her car in the 4200 block of Patterson Avenue, threatened her, ordered her to refrain from screaming, snatched the keys from her hand, jumped into the victim's car and sped off.
A nearby citizen pursued the defendants and called 911, but lost them at a red light.
Police located the stolen vehicle with the assistance of a helicopter, which maintained visual contact with the suspects and communicated their whereabouts with ground crews.
Near the intersection of North Avenue and Pulaski Street, McCoy and Richardson jumped from the moving car, which lurched forward until an officer blocked it with his own car to prevent it from entering an intersection and hitting pedestrians.
McCoy stumbled when he jumped from the moving car, and was immediately apprehended.
Richardson was quickly caught up with.
Both were convicted of carjacking, robbery, second-degree assault, theft of more than $1,000, theft of a motor vehicle, unauthorized use of motor vehicle, fleeing and eluding, and conspiracy. Both men are scheduled for sentencing on October 2, 2012.
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