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ETX man sentenced to 12 years in jail for carjacking

ETX man sentenced to 12 years in jail for carjacking
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POSTED: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 2:25pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 9:26am

A Beaumont man is sentenced to jail for carjacking.

Rogelio Arellano Torres, 20, was sentenced to federal prison for carjacking in East Texas.

He pleaded guilty on January 14, 2013, to carjacking and was sentenced to 144 months in federal prison today.

According to documents presented in court, on June 24, 2012, law enforcement officers were dispatched to the Walden Road area of Interesate 10 south where they found a young woman upset. The woman told them that she had been forcibly kidnapped from the Pappadeaux's parking lot in her own car and forced to withdraw money from account through an ATM. The woman was eventually forced from her vehicle and the man fled with her car, purse, and cell phone.

She had described the man, which police believed to be Torrest based on previous contact with him, and she was also able to pick him out of a photo line up.

Torres was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 11, 2012, and charged with carjacking.

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