25 Years with No Parole for Carjacking Defendant Caught on Camera

by MCS Staff

Today in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, MD, Judge David Lease sentenced defendant, Leslie J. Lee, 37, to twenty-five years in prison with no parole. Lee pleaded guilty on June 22, 2022, to charges of armed carjacking, carjacking and first-degree assault. The first two charges stem from carjacking incidents in November of 2021. The assault charge is connected to an unrelated domestic violence incident. Details on the carjacking cases:

In the first incident on Nov. 7th, Lee noticed a 68-year-old woman alone in a vehicle parked at the Exxon along the 3000 block of Briggs Chaney Rd. while her daughter was inside the store. He got into the driver’s seat and ordered her out, then took off with the car and the victims’ belongings inside. It happened in broad daylight.

The second incident happened on Nov. 8th in a parking lot in the 13900 block of Castle Blvd. in Silver Spring. The victim, a 29-year-old man, was in the driver’s seat of his vehicle when the defendant approached the car and asked him for a ride. The victim declined. Lee then pointed a gun at the victim and forced him out of the car. After the victim got out of the car, Lee left in the victim’s car with stolen items.

Surveillance video showing the first incident can be viewed here:

“The victims in these carjacking cases described fearing for their lives. This is an appropriate sentence as the defendant used fear and intimidation to target victims at random. He also plead guilty to an act of domestic violence in a separate matter. He will now be off the streets for a significant period of time,” said State’s Attorney John McCarthy.

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