Thief convicted, faces life in prison
A 27-year-old Jacksonville man was convicted Tuesday afternoon on charges of carjacking, aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer, burglary and resisting an officer without violence.
In September, Kenneth Doctor and his co-defendant broke into a home on Coolidge Street. When the homeowner pulled into her driveway, she spotted a suspicious vehicle backed into her driveway. She then parked her car to block in the suspicious vehicle.
When the victim walked around to the rear of her home, she saw the co-defendant come out of her back door and then saw Doctor walk out carrying her TV and a bag of her property. Doctor threatened to kill the victim in order to get her to move her car.
The 60-year-old victim refused to move and tried to get to her phone in her car, but Doctor snatched her out of the vehicle, threw her to the ground, loaded the stolen goods in her vehicle, and then took off in the victim's car.
Jacksonville police used the vehicle's OnStar system to track the location of the stolen car. When officers spotted the vehicle, Doctor refused to pull over. Doctor then led police on a high speed chase and eventually crashed.
Doctor is a habitual felony offender with five prior felony convictions. He now faces life in prison. He will be sentenced the week of April 12.
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