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Career Criminal Sentenced to 15 Years for Attempted Carjacking

DATE:  September 18, 2015

CASE:   Robert Steward

PROSECUTOR:  Deputy District Attorney Aaron Miller, Career Criminal Prosecution Unit

The Honorable David Abbott sentenced 37-year-old Robert Steward to 15 years in prison.  On August 20, 2015, a jury convicted Steward of attempted carjacking. 

Steward traveled to Sacramento on April 17, 2015, three days after being released from a Bakersfield prison.  He went to his mother’s residence, but discovered she had moved.  Steward walked down the street, and approached a parked car with the victim and her 13-year-old son sitting inside with the driver’s side window rolled down. 

Steward punched the mother in the face, forcibly removed her from the car, and threw her into the street.  When he got into the victim’s car, the keys were not in the ignition.  One of the victim’s family members rushed outside and fought Steward off until he left the scene.  During the struggle, Steward dropped some paperwork he had been carrying, which contained his name.  He was later identified as the perpetrator by the victim’s son.

This is Steward’s second strike conviction.  His criminal history includes assault with a deadly weapon and being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

This case was investigated by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.


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