Man Pleads Guilty To Armed Carjacking
MINNEAPOLIS—Yesterday in federal court, a 22-year-old Minneapolis man, Larry Jarrell Campbell pleaded guilty to one count of Carjacking and one count of Brandishing a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence. Campbell, who was indicted on March 10, 2014, entered his plea before United States District Court Judge Joan N. Ericksen.
In his plea agreement, Campbell admitted that on January 12, 2014, he approached a vehicle occupied by two victims and parked in the parking lot of a convenience store in North Minneapolis. He tapped on the rear window of the vehicle using a .22 caliber pistol and got into the back seat of the vehicle. He then pointed the gun at the two victims and threated to kill them. He demanded that the victims drive him to two separate ATMs to have the victims withdraw money from their bank accounts for him. He then commanded the victims to exit the vehicle and to lie face-down in a snowbank at gunpoint, so he could steal their vehicle. He then took the vehicle, drove to a nearby Walmart store, and attempted to use one of the victim’s credit cards to purchase merchandise.
Carjacking carries a potential maximum penalty of 15 years imprisonment. Brandishing a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence carries a statutory minimum penalty of seven years, and a potential maximum penalty of life imprisonment. Judge Ericksen will determine the defendant’s sentence at a future hearing, not yet scheduled.
This case is the result of an investigation by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Minneapolis Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Surya Saxena.