Florissant Man Sentenced for Carjacking and Gun Charges
A 55-year old man from Florissant, MO was recently sentenced to 15 years in prison for carjacking and gun charges.
According to a press release from the US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of MO, Kerry Caldwell pleaded guilty on April 12, 2018 to one felony count of carjacking and one felony count of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.
According to court documents, in October 2017 a woman was sitting in her car at a Commerce Bank using the ATM machine when Caldwell approached the driver’s door. He reportedly pointed a firearm at her and ordered her out of the car. She exited the passenger side door and ran. When she looked back, she saw Caldwell driving her car off the lot.
While investigating the carjacking, a St. Louis Police Officer observed Caldwell driving the stolen car in a dangerous and reckless manner and began a pursuit. A short time later, the officer observed Caldwell walking and after recognizing him as the driver of the stolen car, detained him. The stolen car, containing items stolen from the woman, was found crashed into a tree, according to the press release. Caldwell was sentenced on July 11.
“This sentence and the good work of the St. Louis Police Department has ended the criminal career of this longtime violent offender,” said Jeff Jensen, U.S. Attorney.