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Man gets 17-plus years for carjacking

Updated: 2013-12-07T05:34:00Z

A man who drove a stolen van during a police pursuit that reached speeds of 112 mph was sentenced Friday to 207 months in federal prison.

Anthony L. Irvin, 19, of Kansas City, Kan., was one of six defendants in the case involving a carjacking on May 26. Irvin held the driver of a minivan at gunpoint at a convenience shop at 6865 State Ave. in Kansas City, Kan., and he and others stole the vehicle.

When police spotted the vehicle Irvin tried to elude them for 17 minutes before the van wrecked in a plowed field near Leavenworth Road and North 184th St. in Basehor. The defendants tried to run and one, Derrick Freeman, fired at an officer before they were all arrested.

Freeman pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing.

| Matt Campbell, mcampbell@kcstar.com

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