HACKENSACK, NJ – A 40-year-old Hackensack man faces life behind bars after being found guilty of assaulting two people and carjacking a vehicle in Paterson nearly three years ago.
On Friday, a jury returned their verdict against Paul Myhand following just one hour of deliberation, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes announced in a press release.
Myhand’s $200,000 bail was revoked by Judge Scott Bennion and he was remanded to Passaic County Jail, where he’ll await his sentencing, Valdes said.
During the three-week trial, the state presented evidence that on July 24, 2016, Myhand entered an occupied vehicle as the driver was parking it in Paterson near the intersecton of Broadway and Main Street. Valdes said.
He then assault the driver and passenger, while shouting “Give me the car!” Valdes said. Though Myhand fled with the vehicle, he was arrested about a half hour later about 12 blocks from the scene of the crime, Valdes said.
The victims both suffered only minor injuries, according to the prosecutor.