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Elyria man who stabbed woman during carjacking sentenced to 10 years in federal prison

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

An Elyria man who stabbed a woman during a carjacking was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.

Johnny G. Mack III, 39, previously pleaded guilty to carjacking.

Mack forced a woman out of her 2016 Nissan Altima while she was at a gas station on December 12, 2018. He pulled a knife and threatened to stab the driver as he pushed her into her car. Mack stabbed the victim, causing small puncture wounds to her legs, stomach and hands, according to court documents.

He was arrested two days after the incident.

This case was investigated by the FBI and Elyria Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Scott Zarzycki and John Hanley.

This case was part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. PSN was reinvigorated in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.



Mike Tobin

Updated July 23, 2019

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime