Minneapolis man pleads guilty to aiding and abetting carjacking | USAO-MN
MINNEAPOLIS — A Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting a violent carjacking, U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger announced.
According to court documents, on June 15, 2021, 19-year-old Marion Quintel Ware used a firearm to distract a victim. Ware’s accomplice struck the victim in the head with a heavy metal 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, Minneapolis Police Department officers observed Ware driving the stolen vehicle. When officers attempted to carry out a traffic stop, Ware fled, crashed the vehicle into a median, then continued to flee on foot. Officers apprehended Ware after a brief foot chase. Officers also recovered a loaded Polymer80 semi-automatic handgun with an extended magazine, which Ware admitted to throwing while fleeing officers.
Ware pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Ann D. Montgomery to one count of carjacking. A sentencing date has not been set.
The case is being prosecuted under the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program, the centerpiece of the Justice Department’s violent crime reduction efforts. The NSP is an evidence-based program that has been shown to be effective in reducing violent crime. Through the PSN, a wide range of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime issues in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, the PSN focuses its law enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with local prevention and rehabilitation programs for a lasting reduction in crime.
This case is the result of an investigation by the FBI and the Minneapolis Police Department.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Harry M. Jacobs.