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Minneapolis Man Pleads Guilty to Carjacking a Preacher

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

MINNEAPOLIS – A Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to the armed carjacking of a preacher who was handing out bottled water to the homeless, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger.

According to court documents, on August 1, 2021, Dwight Keith Eaglehawk, 34, approached the victim in a parking lot near Lake Street in south Minneapolis. The victim, a preacher, was handing out water bottles to homeless individuals. Eaglehawk approached the victim and requested two bottles of water before brandishing a Marlin .22 rifle and demanding the victim’s Dodge Dart. After taking the keys from the victim, Eaglehawk fled in the Dodge Dart.

Eaglehawk pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court before Senior Judge Ann D. Montgomery to one count of carjacking. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled at a later time.

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

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Evan B. Gilead and David P. Steinkamp are prosecuting the case.

Updated July 21, 2023

Violent Crime
Firearms Offenses