Florida man sentenced for utilizing assault rifle in carjacking

An Orlando man who pleaded responsible to utilizing a semiautomatic rifle throughout a carjacking spree was sentenced to jail, in response to the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace.

Cedrick A. Gant, 28, was holding a loaded semiautomatic rifle when he went as much as an individual within the driveway of their Eustis dwelling on Sept. 25, 2017, and demanded their keys and pockets, in response to the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace, citing courtroom paperwork. Nevertheless, he was not profitable in driving away.

The Orlando Sentinel reported Gant failed to begin the automobile, which had a push-button begin. As a substitute, he bought right into a ready automobile.

However about an hour later, Gant tried once more, in response to the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace.

Gant held the identical assault rifle when he went as much as one other particular person getting out of their automobile at their Apopka dwelling and demanded the keys.

The sufferer threw their keys to he floor and, fearing for his or her life, ran and referred to as 911.

Gant drove off within the automobile and led regulation enforcement officers on a pursuit.

The chase went on for a number of miles as Gant sped alongside and drove within the fallacious path for a portion of the chase till officers stopped the automobile, in response to WFTV.

When officers bought him to cease the automobile, he took off on foot into a close-by dwelling, the place he demanded a change of garments and to make use of the cellphone.

He was later discovered hiding within the woods behind the house.

Gant was sentenced to 23 years in federal jail, in response to the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace. He pleaded responsible on June 28, 2018.