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North Carolina men get decade in prison for armed carjacking

August 7, 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say two men involved in an armed carjacking in North Carolina have each been sentenced to a more than decade in prison.

The Charlotte-based U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release that De’Asion Malik Coleman and Marquise Tyrelle Sharpe-Tall received their sentences Tuesday after pleading guilty last year to carjacking and firearms charges. Both men are 21-year-olds from Charlotte.

Authorities say the two men approached a parked car in 2017 and forced a man out of it after pointing a gun at him and hitting him. The victim called 911 and police caught the men after a pursuit.

An attorney for Coleman declined to comment. A lawyer for Sharpe-Tall didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment Tuesday afternoon.

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