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July 5, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BALTIMORE MAN SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS FOR
USING A GUN DURING A CARJACKING
Baltimore, Maryland - Eric Lamont Clark, age 27, of Baltimore, was sentenced today to 10 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for brandishing a gun during a carjacking, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.
According to the statement of facts presented to the court on June 2, 2006 at his guilty plea, Clark hailed a hack, an illegal taxi, on January 8, 2005 in the area of North Avenue and Belair Road in Baltimore. Clark entered the front passenger seat and an accomplice entered the rear seat. Clark instructed the driver to drive to a bar and gave directions which led down a dead end street. Clark pointed a handgun at the driver and demanded money. The accomplice held a knife to the driver’s throat while the driver handed over $12 to Clark. The driver was ordered out of the car and the accomplice began to stab him. An individual who lived in the block and was drawn to the commotion called police. When police arrived the driver was bleeding from wounds to his face and neck, and his car had been taken by the assailants. The car was found abandoned 20 minutes later. Officers observed Clark a few blocks from the abandoned car and noticed blood on his clothing. They discovered a handgun on Clark and arrested him.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Baltimore Police Department for their investigative work, and commended Assistant United States Attorney James Wallner, who prosecuted the case.
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