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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Minnesota Man Sentenced to 110 Months for Carjacking

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier sentenced a Dilworth, Minnesota man convicted of Carjacking on April 2, 2018.

Michael Jaime, age 28, was sentenced to 110 months custody, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  A restitution hearing will be held at a later date.

Jaime was indicted for Carjacking by a federal grand jury on December 6, 2016.  He pled guilty on December 27, 2017.

On July 23, 2016, Michael Chase Jaime pointed a handgun at the driver of a Mercedes car in the parking lot of Denny’s Restaurant at the Flying J Truck Stop in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  While inserting a magazine into the handgun, Jaime told the 18 year-old driver and the four teenage passengers that he was taking the car.  Jaime and an adult female got into the vehicle and sped away from the scene.  Later the same day, officers in Moorhead, Minnesota saw Jaime in the stolen vehicle and attempted to stop him.  Jaime, however, failed to stop and the officers discontinued their pursuit after speeds reached 140 miles per hour.  The car was found abandoned the next day in Dilworth, Minnesota.

This case was investigated by the Sioux Falls Police Department, the Moorhead, Minnesota, Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeff Clapper prosecuted the case.

Jaime was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated April 6, 2018