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Ham Lake Man Indicted for Armed Carjacking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS – A Ham Lake man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for an armed carjacking, announced Acting U.S. Attorney W. Anders Folk.

According to court documents, on June 5, 2021, Jerome Lee Swanson, 20, armed with a Ruger, 9mm semi-automatic pistol, used force, violence, and intimidation to steal a gray 2005 Buick La Crosse from the vehicle’s owner.

Swanson is charged with one count of carjacking and one count of using, carrying, brandishing and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. Swanson, who is currently in state custody in Wright County, will make his initial appearance in U.S. District Court at a later date.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI and the Minneapolis Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David P. Steinkamp is prosecuting the case.

An indictment is merely an allegation and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated September 16, 2021

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