Newark Carjacker Gets 9 Years in Prison

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NEWARK, N.J. – Newark carjacker Jared Walker, 24, is heading to prison for 9 years after being convicted for his role in a 2020 armed carjacking in the city.

U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said that on Jan. 6, 2020, the driver of a 2008 Ford E-350 van was carjacked at gunpoint in Newark.

“Walker approached the van, which was parked in Newark, and drove it away while the victim was still inside. Walker brandished a firearm during the carjacking,” Sellinger said in a statement. “The victim ultimately escaped from the vehicle, and Walker was apprehended a short time later. When law enforcement recovered the gun, officers discovered that it was loaded with 13 rounds of ammunition. In 2015, Walker was convicted of unlawful possession of a handgun in New Jersey Superior Court – a felony offense – and is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms and ammunition. “

In addition to the prison term, Judge Cecchi sentenced Walker to four years of supervised release.