Baltimore man sentenced for Christmas carjacking

May 23, 2012|By Tricia Bishop

A 24-year-old Baltimore man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Wednesday for a Christmas-Day carjacking, the Maryland U.S. attorney’s office announced.

Tyrone Royster and an accomplice were on the 3300 block of West Coldspring Lane on Dec. 25, 2010, when a man pulled over to give them a ride, according to court documents. One of them pressed something against the driver’s neck and demanded money. When the victim tried to take off his jacket to access his cash, Royster told the conspirator to shoot.

The driver “stopped his car, jumped out, left his jacket and ran to a nearby store where he called 911,” prosecutors said in a release. Baltimore County police later caught Royster and accomplice Winston Golder in the car, which had no working headlights or taillights.

A loaded handgun was seized from Golder, who was also sentenced to 10 years in prison in the case.

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