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York Man Indicted on Federal Carjacking and Firearms Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2012

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District Pennsylvania, announced the indictment by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg Wednesday of Ronald Darnell Sweeney, Jr., age 22, of York, Pennsylvania, for carjacking and use of a firearm in furtherance of a federal crime of violence.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, on October 5, 2011, Sweeney allegedly carjacked a vehicle in York at gunpoint and shot the driver in the back. The driver sustained serious and permanent bodily injury.

     If convicted, Sweeney faces a term of imprisonment of up to life.

     The case was investigated by the FBI and the York Police Department. Prosecution is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Joseph J. Terz.

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