Milwaukee man sentenced to 2 years for south end carjacking

David Ayers of Milwaukee was sentenced Wednesday (March 16) to three and a half years in prison and an additional two years of extended supervision in connection with the carjacking of a woman on the south side of the city last October.

Ayers pleaded guilty on Wednesday to two amended counts in the case – fleeing/evading an officer and robbery. Two other charges, driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent and possession of a firearm by a felon, were dismissed and read from the court record for sentencing purposes.

Case details

Ayers was charged with hijacking a woman at gunpoint outside Walgreens on 27th Street near Oklahoma Avenue.

Authorities said he then led police on a chase before crashing the stolen vehicle into a home early on Sunday, October 13, 2021 – prompting urgent evacuations when his vehicle slammed into a gas line near 14th Street and Ring Street. The impact cracked the foundations of the house.

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Prosecutors said Ayers then jumped into the back seat before being arrested.

A Walgreens employee said the store’s cameras captured the crime, which helped police in their investigation.

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