Man sentenced to twenty years in jail for Mead carjacking
Jan. 4—A Wellington man was sentenced to 20 years in jail for a carjacking on Interstate 25 in Mead.
David Mercado, 31, was sentenced Tuesday by Weld District Courtroom Decide Allison Esser to twenty years within the Colorado Division of Corrections, in response to a launch.
Mercado was discovered responsible of second-degree kidnapping and aggravated theft after a trial in September.
“This defendant put many individuals in our neighborhood prone to being significantly injured that day,” Chief Deputy District Legal professional Anthony Perea stated in a press release. “He deserves an applicable sentence to make sure the security of this neighborhood, and to make sure he would not do that to a different sufferer.”
Mead officers had been dispatched to a bodily disturbance on I-25 on Might 23, 2021, in response to the discharge. When officers arrived, they approached Mercado who was strolling alongside Frontage Street.
When officers requested Mercado to supply identification, he fled the scene. Prosecutors stated he then compelled his manner into a person’s automobile earlier than police may apprehend him. Mercado then made the sufferer drive him to a different location and stole the sufferer’s cellphone and assaulted him.
Mercado was on parole on the time of the incident.
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