Baltimore pair sentenced in carjacking

BALTIMORE, Md. - Two Baltimore men received lengthy prison sentences Thursday for their part in an February 2011 carjacking that was captured by the local media.

Twenty-six year-old Davon McCoy, was sentenced to 35 years in prison, and his accomplice, Frank Richardson, 29, received 25 years, from Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Sylvester Cox. The pair was convicted by a Baltimore jury two months ago of several counts, including 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..

On February 15 of last year, prosecutors said McCoy and Richardson approached a woman entering her
vehicle in the 4200 block of Patterson Avenue, ordered her to refrain from screaming,
snatched the keys from her hand, jumped in the car, and sped off.

A citizen saw the incident from his own car and pursued the defendants, ultimately losing
them at a red light. Meanwhile, Baltimore police located the defendant's stolen vehicle
from the department's Foxtrot helicopter and communicated with their colleagues on the
ground to establish a perimeter in an attempt to box the vehicle in.

At the intersection of North Avenue and Pulaski Street, McCoy and Richardson jumped
out of the moving car, which an officer stopped using his own car, preventing it from
striking motorists in the area.

McCoy tripped upon exiting and was immediately apprehended. Richardson jumped out and ran down an alley before being arrested.

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