A 19-year-old suspect and 4 accomplices have been charged with carjacking Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon in Philadelphia.
Josiah Brown of Wilmington, Delaware, pleaded not responsible to firearms and carjacking prices at the arraignment listening to Thursday in federal court docket. Four different youngsters have been additionally apprehended Wednesday night in Newark, Delaware, together with a 14-year-old-girl and three boys ages 13, 15, and 16.
All 4 suspects have been charged with the felony offense of receiving stolen property over $1,500, and the 15-year-old was additionally charged with resisting arrest and two counts of prison mischief. Brown is in custody till the case strikes ahead, whereas the youthful suspects have been launched to their guardians on $1,500 bonds.
Police have been capable of finding the stolen automobile shortly as a consequence of a tracker put in within the automotive.
Scanlon, who represents Pennsylvania’s fifth Congressional District, was bodily unhurt throughout Wednesday’s encounter. She was strolling again to her automotive after a gathering close to the town’s FDR Park round 2:30 p.m when a black SUV pulled up and a suspect with a gun demanded she hand over her keys, studies mentioned.
The incident drew consideration to Philadelphia’s rising crime price. The metropolis has seen 545 homicides this yr to this point, up 13% from final yr, in accordance with crime statistics.