Man sentenced to 15+ years for carjacking teen girl, theft at local Wal-Mart

Posted at 9:26 PM, Oct 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-04 21:29:39-04

A Carroll County man has been sentenced to 15 years plus an additional five years for his involvement in a carjacking and theft at a Wal-Mart.

According to Carroll County State's Attorney's office, a jury sentenced Clifton Pope after court evidence showed that Pope attempted to carjack a teen girl in August 2017. Luckily witnesses were able to prevent him from stealing her car. After struggling to drive off, he fled the scene to a nearby yard.

Officials say before the carjacking, Pope stole a cart full of clothes from the Wal-Mart. While he was being confronted by a store employee about his stolen items, his getaway driver abandoned him in the parking lot. He was left stranded and that was what resulted in him carjacking the teen.

Authorities from Carroll County Sheriff's Office were able to arrest him a short distance away from the carjacking.

Upon release from jail, Pope will be on five years of supervised probation.