Man sentenced for 2022 Vidor carjacking

Published 1:53 pm Tuesday, July 2, 2024

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A man from New Orleans has been sentenced to over 12 years in prison for a violent carjacking in Vidor.

37-year-old Aubrey Young pleaded guilty to carjacking and was sentenced to 150 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone.

According to information presented in court, on October 26, 2022, Young approached two people in Vidor asking if they had any work for him.  When they said they did not, Young pulled a firearm from his backpack and demanded the keys from the victims.  Young then fled in their vehicle.  The car was spotted near Anahuac and a high-speed chase ensued.  Young was arrested and a firearm was located in the stolen vehicle. 

On April 18, 2024, U.S. Attorney Damien M. Diggs announced the newly formed Carjacking Task Force in the Eastern District of Texas.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office, FBI, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) will work alongside state and local law enforcement partners to more effectively address the threat of carjackings in Southeast Texas.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Vidor Police Department, the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office, and the Texas Department of Public Safety.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rachel Grove.