Man gets prison in 2013 Ahwatukee carjacking case

Man gets prison in 2013 Ahwatukee carjacking case

Man gets prison in 2013 Ahwatukee carjacking case

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by Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on August 8, 2014 at 6:26 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 12 at 9:19 AM

PHOENIX (AP) -- A man accused of carjacking an elderly couple near Ahwatukee last year and driving off with the male passenger still in the vehicle has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Maricopa County prosecutors say 32-year-old Chateen Latfolla also was sentenced Friday to three years of intensive probation.

He pleaded guilty in June to kidnapping and misdemeanor assault.

Latfolla allegedly carjacked the vehicle Dec. 14 after crashing his pickup truck, which was being pursued by authorities for numerous traffic violations.

Authorities say Latfolla approached an SUV and pulled the 85-year-old female driver out of the vehicle. He drove off without realizing the woman's 91-year-old husband was in the passenger seat.

Latfolla later was arrested at a casino and found to be in possession of a substance believed to be heroin.

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