Clarksburg man sentenced for carjacking and firearms charges

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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Christopher M. Vickers, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 104 months for carjacking and firearms charges, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Vickers, 32, pleaded guilty in June 2021 to one count of “Carjacking” and one count of “Use of Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence.”

On June 3, 2020, Vickers drove to a residence in Shinnston, West Virginia to take a motorcycle.  Vickers admitted to grabbing a woman by her hair and holding a gun to her head, demanding the location of the motorcycle. Vickers admitted to attempting to take the motorcycle from the property.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher L. Bauer prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Shinnston Police Department investigated.

U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh presided.

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