A NY man is probably headed to prison for a very long time after he pleaded guilty to carjacking charges in connection with a violent crime spree in Passaic County, New Jersey.
The suspect, a 19-year-old man from Suffern, New York, is one of six men placed under arrest by the FBI for a carjacking and aggravated assault in 2015.
According to law enforcement, the suspect and his alleged co-conspirators robbed RD Benders Tavern in Hawthorne New Jersey on Christmas Day 2015 and stole approximately $200 in cash.
The next day, the suspects allegedly committed a carjacking and stole a cab driver’s vehicle in Paterson, New Jersey.
The suspects also allegedly kidnapped the cab driver and then stabbed him repeatedly with a knife before leaving him on the side of the road.
Now the Suffern New York suspect has avoided trial by reaching a plea agreement with federal prosecutors. The suspect will soon appear in US District Court in Newark so that the judge and sign off on the plea deal and formally sentence him. It is possible that the judge will sentence the suspect to life imprisonment.
Another suspect in the robbery and carjacking already reached a plea deal with prosecutors.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Man Admits Role in Bar Robbery, Taxi Driver Carjacking.”