Nevada Man Sentenced To 16 Years In Prison For Carjackings

ELKO, Nev. (AP) - A man accused of carjacking three separate
vehicles at gunpoint while leading police on a wild chase across
northern Nevada last June has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Elko District Judge Andrew Puccinelli handed down the sentence to 22-year-old Anthony Fairbanks of Silver Springs, who will be eligible for parole after 64 months.

Authorities said the chase began in Eureka County following a traffic stop and continued with Fairbanks carjacking three vehicles in the Elko area. He made his way back to Lyon County, where he was
arrested after a four-hour standoff in Fernley.

The chase reached speeds of more than 100 mph on Interstate 80,
authorities said.

In February, Fairbanks pleaded guilty to robbery with use of a deadly weapon and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

He also was ordered to pay $1,675 in fees, fines and restitution.
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Information from: Elko Daily Free Press,
http://www.elkodaily.com

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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