Kansas carjacking, robbery case ends in 25-year prison sentence

01/13/2014 6:01 PM

01/13/2014 6:01 PM

A Kansas federal judge sentenced a Kansas City, Kan., man on Monday to 25 years in prison for his role in a May carjacking and robbery.

Derrick L. Freeman, 28, earlier had pleaded guilty to armed robbery, carjacking and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Freeman admitted that he and four co-defendants robbed a man May 12. Two weeks later, the group stole a minivan and wallet from a driver who had stopped at a State Avenue convenience store.

The group led police on a 17-minute chase that ended in a plowed field near Leavenworth Road and North 184th Street in Basehor. Prosecutors alleged that Freeman fired a handgun at pursuing officers before his arrest.

Mark Morris, mmorris@kcstar.com

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