A judge has thrown the book at a Chicago carjacker, sentencing him to 13 years in prison.
Isaiah Jackson, 22, pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular hijacking in exchange for the sentence from Judge Aleksandra Gillespie.
He received a pair of consecutive 3-year sentences for different charges of aggravated battery of peace officers.
Jackson and his accomplice, Cameron King, 21, confronted a woman loading groceries in her car at Jewel Osco, 424 West Division, on July 23, 2019.
King pulled out a handgun and demanded the keys to her car.
With a gun in her face, she had little choice so she gave up the keys.
The two men jumped into her Audi but ran away from the scene when a security guard intervened.
Jackson’s sentence will be cut in half for good behavior.
He has 1,358 days of credit earned while he was locked up before taking a guilty plea.
According to Illinois Department of Corrections records, he is eligible for parole on January 1, 2029.
King pleaded guilty earlier and received a 13-year sentence plus two years for ditching his electronic monitoring to flee to Nebraska.
A man has been sentenced to 13 years for carjacking a woman outside an Old Town grocery store in July 2019.https://t.co/JH97apnlXJ
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According to CWB Chicago:
King posted a $3,000 bail deposit and went home on electronic monitoring.
“He lasted about a month,” Assistant State’s Attorney James Murphy said during a court hearing for King last year.
Upon receiving an alert that King’s ankle monitor was being tampered with in October 2019, investigators tracked the unit’s GPS to the 6000 block of South Worcester.
“They were hoping to find the defendant there,” said Murphy. “They were half correct. They found the GPS bracelet on the ground … [it] appeared to have been sawed off with a metal cutting tool.”
Within weeks of escaping, King was arrested in Nebraska for felony assault by strangulation and misdemeanor domestic battery.