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19-year-old Man is sentenced to 140 years in Prison for Armed Carjacking incident in Baltimore

19-year-old Man is sentenced to 140 years in Prison for Armed Carjacking incident in Baltimore

Baltimore, MD: The 19-year-old Norris Bryant was found guilty on 26 charges related to an armed carjacking that occurred in May 2023, according to State’s Attorney Ivan Bates. The trial took place in Baltimore City.

According to a news release, the accusations included armed carjacking, armed robbery, first-degree assault, conspiracy, use of a firearm in a crime of violence, and lesser counts that would be combined upon conviction.

On May 24, 2024, Bryant will be sentenced to 140 years in prison.

Calvin Speed, who was also facing charges with Bryant, pled guilty to armed carjacking and using a pistol during a violent felony. The juvenile system processed a juvenile co-defendant.

With the help of Hanna Niles, the law clerk, Assistant State’s Attorney Philip Green brought this case to trial.

Police in Baltimore responded to a complaint of an armed carjacking in the 200 block of West 26th Street shortly after 2 a.m. on May 6, 2023. A red Hyundai Elantra, which had been stolen two hours before, drew up next to the victim and his girlfriend as the victim prepared to open the door to his parked car on that street, according to the victim.

A news statement stated that after exiting the vehicle, Bryant, Speed, and a juvenile were all armed with firearms. The victim’s property was demanded as one of the assailants brandished a pistol. The victim’s wallet, phone, and keys were taken by the suspect.

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The victim’s girlfriend was threatened with the property of another defendant who brandished a gun. After that, the criminals made off with her $1,000, pocketbook, and phone.

Both victims’ possessions, including the keys to their white Toyota Prius, were stolen by the defendants, who then returned to their vehicle and fled the scene.

A two-hour-before carjacking had resulted in a citywide broadcast for the identical Hyundai Elantra, which the police discovered during their investigation. After the three individuals in that car abandoned it, police were able to locate and capture them.

Near the Inner Harbor’s Phillips Seafood Restaurant, Bryant was discovered hiding under a bench by detectives.

Bryant lied to officers about “being homeless” and provided a false name and age before his arrest, as shown in the body-worn camera film.

One of the victims was brought to the scene of the crime after the arrest, and the three suspects were positively identified as the ones responsible for the aforementioned actions.

Bryant and Speed, being under the age of 21, are both barred from having firearms. The two defendants were apprehended with a fully functional firearm that matched the description of the weapon used.

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