Harrisburg man gets up to 10 years for 2 carjackings - abc27 WHTM

Harrisburg man gets up to 10 years for 2 carjackings

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Joseph "Red" Wingard Joseph "Red" Wingard

A Harrisburg man will spend four-and-a-half to 10 years in state prison for two carjacking robberies in June 2012.

Joseph "Red" Wingard, 22, was sentenced Tuesday in Dauphin County Court.

Wingard and his accomplices, including a 16-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl, had decided to steal a car and travel to North Dakota on June 23, 2012 when they first assaulted a man in the Pennswood Apartment Complex in Lower Paxton Township and tried to take his car keys, according to prosecutors.

About two hours later, Wingard and one accomplice assaulted a second victim near the Lakewood Hills Apartment Complex and took the victim's car, prosecutors said.

Both victims suffered minor injuries, and the car was stopped on Route 322 after a police pursuit.

Wingard pleaded guilty to two counts each of robbery of a motor vehicle, conspiracy and simple assault.

A second accomplice, 22-year-old Courtney Hammonds of Harrisburg, is awaiting trial.

Charges against the teen accomplices are pending disposition in the juvenile justice system.


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