Milwaukee men federally indicted for attempted carjacking
Posted: Aug 25, 2015 6:57 PM CDT
Two Milwaukee men were federally indicted for the August 12 attempted armed carjacking at 76th Street and West Layton Avenue in Greenfield.
Devonte Hayes, 19 year-old, Norman Howard, 18 year-old, were charged with one count of attempted motor vehicle robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.
On the day in question, the victim slowed her car down because the stop light had turned red. A red colored vehicle swerved in front of her vehicle and came to a stop.
The suspect got out of the front passenger door of the red vehicle and approached the victim's car.
The suspect had a long barreled handgun.
Her window was partially down when the armed individual asked for directions.
He then threatened to shoot her. The suspect opened her driver's side door and he told her move over and get out.
He grabbed and shoved her. She began pushing the car's horn. The suspect got back in the red car and left.
An officer noticed the car driving 78 mph and began following the vehicle. The car then increased to 95 mph.
In order to keep up with the vehicle it reached a speed of 103 mph.
The car weaved in between a semi trailer and passenger car.
A short distance later the car slowed down and the driver attempted to jump out of the moving vehicle.
A foot pursuit took place and a police canine unit found the suspects in a garbage can.
The matter is being investigated by FBI's Milwaukee Area Violent Crimes Task Force, Greenfield Police Department, Oak Creek Police Department, West Allis Police Department and Milwaukee Police Department.