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Anderson Man Pleads Guilty To Carjacking, Other Crimes

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A man from Anderson County pled guilty Monday to carjack and several other charges. A man from Anderson County pled guilty Monday to carjack and several other charges.

A man from Anderson County pled guilty Monday to carjack and several other charges.

Tenth Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams stated that Frankie Hugh Brooks Jr. pled guilty in Anderson County General Sessions Court to carjacking, two counts of grand larceny, two counts of possession of stolen goods and failure to stop for blue lights. As a result of the guilty plea, Judge Lawton McIntosh sentenced Brooks to 20 years in prison.

The crimes stem from an incident on October 7, 2012 and another during the span of two months in 2011.

According to evidence presented, Brooks approached a person at a Spinx station in Powdersville at 10:30 p.m. last October and began talking with the person. He then pulled out a .38-caliber revolver and took the victim's vehicle and cellphone.

A short time after the carjacking, law enforcement officers spotted the vehicle and attempted to pull the car over. Brooks led police on a chase that reached speeds of over 100 miles-per hour. The chase ended when Brooks wrecked the vehicle and he was later apprehended as the result of a manhunt.

The possession of stolen goods and grand larceny charges were the result of crimes committed in October and November 2011 in the Powdersville area.

"The maximum sentence was well deserved in light of the circumstances of this crime," said Adams. "Fortunately, the victim escaped unharmed and law enforcement quickly apprehended the defendant before anyone else in the community was put in danger. With a twenty year prison sentence before him, the defendant will no longer be a threat to the citizens of Anderson."

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