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Elyria man who stabbed a woman indicted in federal court for carjacking

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

An Elyria man who stabbed a woman was indicted in federal court for carjacking.

Johnny G. Mack III, 39, was indicted on one count of carjacking after he used force to steal a 2016 Nissan Altima on December 12, 2018, according to the indictment.

Mack pulled a knife and threated to stab the driver of the Altima 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.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violations.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and, in most cases, it will be less than the maximum.

This case is being investigated by the FBI and Elyria Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Zarzycki.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


Mike Tobin

Updated February 7, 2019

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