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Man sentenced to 12 years in prison for armed carjacking

Posted at 1:00 PM, Mar 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 13:00:29-04

BALTIMORE — A Baltimore man was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Thursday after committing an armed carjacking in the city back in 2017.

27-year-old DeAndrew Spencer will be going to federal prison and then will have three years of supervised released after he is out.

“DeAndre Spencer used a gun to commit a carjacking in broad daylight,” said U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur. “Hopefully criminals who are not deterred from carrying guns by the threat of prison time can be deterred by the reality of years spent in a federal prison far from home—where there is no parole. Ever.”

According to his plea agreement, On October 27, 2017, the victim was stopped at the intersection of North Duncan Street and East Fiarmount Avenue in the city when Spencer came up to the car and asked for a ride. The person refused, so Spencer pointed a loaded gun at them, demanded they get out of the car, stole their wallet and cellphone, and then drove away.

Later that day, Spencer was seen by police driving through intersections without stopping at stop signs. A detective tried to initate a traffic stop, but Spencer drove away, eventually crashing into a light pole. He tried to run away but was arrested and found with the loaded handgun.