Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Derrick Chapman, age 22, of Baltimore, today to 179 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, after Chapman pleaded guilty today to carjacking.
The guilty plea and sentence were announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge William P. McMullan of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts; and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.
According to his plea agreement, on August 1, 2013, Chapman approached a man who was alighting from his vehicle in the 3400 block of Mayfield Avenue in Baltimore and forcibly demanded his car keys and money. Although Chapman was wearing a mask that partially covered his face, the victim recognized him. Chapman threatened the victim, and ordered him to run away. Chapman drove off in the victim’s car.
Several minutes later, Baltimore Police officers saw the stolen vehicle in the 4100 block of Parkside Drive in Baltimore. They tried to initiate a traffic stop, but the vehicle sped off, crashed into several cars and rolled over. Baltimore Police officers arrested Chapman and recovered the mask. Chapman was identified by the victim car owner.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the ATF, Baltimore Police Department and Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Special Assistant United States Attorney Matthew K. Hoff, a cross-designated Baltimore Assistant State’s Attorney assigned to Exile cases, who prosecuted the case.