MINNEAPOLIS – A Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting a violent carjacking, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger.
According to court documents, on June 15, 2021, Marion Quintel Ware, 19, used a firearm to carjack a victim. Ware’s accomplice struck the victim in the head with a heavy metallic object, splitting the victim’s forehead open. The victim escaped from his vehicle and Ware and his accomplice drove off with the victim’s wallet and cell phone still in the vehicle. Two weeks later, officers with the Minneapolis Police Department observed Ware driving the stolen vehicle. When officers tried to conduct a traffic stop, Ware fled from them, crashed the vehicle into a median, and then continued to flee on foot. Officers apprehended Ware after a brief foot chase. Officers also recovered a loaded Polymer80 semiautomatic handgun with an extended magazine, which Ware admitted to tossing while running away from the officers.
Ware pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Ann D. Montgomery to one count of aiding and abetting carjacking. A sentencing date has not been set.
This case is being prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.
This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI and the Minneapolis Police Department.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Harry M. Jacobs.