Man gets 18 years for 2012 carjacking, armed robbery -, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Man sentenced for carjacking, armed robbery

Rashond Wesley Baker (Source: Chatham County District Attorney's Office) Rashond Wesley Baker (Source: Chatham County District Attorney's Office)

A Savannah man was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison for the 2012 carjacking and armed robbery of a man outside his home.

Rashond Wesley Baker, 20, was sentenced by Chatham County Superior Court Judge James F. Bass to 18 years; 13 to serve without parole and five years of probation, according to the Chatham County District Attorney's Office.

A jury convicted Baker on Sept. 19 of: armed robbery, aggravated assault with the intent to rob, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, hijacking a motor vehicle, four counts of possession of a firearm during commission of a felony and obstruction.

On Jan. 9, 2012, Baker carjacked a man at gunpoint in front of the victim's  home on West Bolton Street in Savannah. The victim called 911.

Baker was spotted driving the stolen BMW by police within minutes in the area of Louisville Road and Stiles Avenue. After a brief car and foot chase, Baker was taken into custody. 

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