Frederick Man To Be Sentenced Friday For A Carjacking

The prosecution is asking for at least 10 years in prison.

Frederick, Md (KM)  A Frederick man arrested last year for a carjacking will learn his fate on Friday. Jeffery Darnell Rhodes, 44, pleaded guilty on Thursday to robbery and attempted robbery.

State’s Attorney Charlie Smith says the incident occurred on November 18th, 2015. He says Rhodes approached a woman in the parking lot of the Weis Markets on Thurmont Boulevard in Thurmont and forcefully stole her car. “The police responded there due to the fact that he had taken someone out of the 2002 Lexus. It was a female driver that he threatened, told her he had a gun in his pocket. Obviously, he got the vehicle,” says Smith.

Smith says the victim gave a description of her car and the suspect to police, who broadcast a lookout. Rhodes was arrested in Frederick.

The prosecution is expected to ask for a stiff sentence. “We’re going to be asking for 30-years, suspend all but ten,” says Smith. “That’s the top of the Maryland State Sentencing guidelines. And put on three-years supervised probation.”

He says the sentencing was scheduled for the day after Rhodes pleaded guilty in order to  make it easier for the victims to present testimony to the court.