June 21, 2014 at 12:16 AM
EAST ORANGE, NJ - An Essex County, N.J., man was sentenced today 114 months in prison for his role in an armed carjacking in Newark on Nov. 8, 2012, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Nathaniel Tullies, 20, of East Orange, N.J., previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden in Newark federal court to an information charging him with one count of theft of a motor vehicle by force, violence, and intimidation, and one count of use of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. Judge Hayden imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
On Nov. 8, 2012, an individual got out of a 2006 Chevrolet Impala to open a garage door when Tullies and an accomplice got on either side of the car, took it from the victim at gunpoint and drove away. The victim called police, who responded within minutes. A Newark police detective spotted the vehicle and a high-speed chase ensued, ending when the Impala crashed on the shoulder of Routes 1/9, the suspects fled on foot and the detective chased and captured Tullies.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Hayden sentenced Tullies to three years of supervised release and ordered him to pay restitution of $6,486.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited detectives with the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, under the Direction of Acting Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray, and investigators in the U.S. Attorney’s Office with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth M. Harris and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Romankow, acting deputy chief of the general crimes unit, in Newark.