A person who tried to carjack two vehicles in Cedar Rapids and later tried to have a witness to these crimes killed was sentenced on February 15, 2023, to 25 years in federal jail.
Christopher Daniel Taylor, age 40, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, acquired the jail time period after a March 6, 2022 responsible plea to tried carjacking and tried witness tampering.
Info from sentencing confirmed that on December 3, 2020, Taylor was needed for parole violations. After parole officers situated him driving a automobile in Cedar Rapids, he led them and different legislation enforcement officers on two high-speed chases, reaching speeds of 97 miles per hour. After abandoning the automobile he was initially driving, Taylor stole a truck containing a firearm from the storage of a residence in Marion. Officers tried to tug Taylor over, however he fled at excessive speeds, shifting within the path of Collins Street NE and into excessive visitors.
Taylor stopped the stolen truck close to Lindale Mall on the flawed aspect of the highway. Taylor ran as much as an oncoming automobile and tried to tug open the driving force’s aspect door. When the automobile reversed away from him, Taylor shot on the automobile, utilizing the firearm from the stolen truck. Taylor then tried to carjack a truck within the Lindale Mall parking zone, pointing the firearm on the driver, and threatening to shoot. The driving force used his door to push Taylor off the truck. A police officer took Taylor into custody after chasing him on foot throughout Collins Street NE.
After Taylor was arrested, he was detained within the Linn County Correctional Middle. Between April 12, 2021, and December 2021, he repeatedly requested somebody to kill a witness to his tried carjackings. He needed his potential confederate to offer the witness a “sizzling shot,” which means a deadly dose of contaminated medicine.
Taylor has prior convictions for extortion, housebreaking, sexual abuse, and assault inflicting harm.
Taylor was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Courtroom Decide C.J. Williams. In sentencing Taylor, Decide Williams famous that on December 3, 2020, Taylor had gone on “against the law spree” and that Taylor’s prison historical past confirmed “an unceasing sample of violence.” Taylor was sentenced to 300 months’ imprisonment. He should additionally serve a five-year time period of supervised launch after the jail time period. There isn’t a parole within the federal system.
Taylor is being held in america Marshal’s custody till he might be transported to a federal jail.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Legal professional Kyndra Lundquist and investigated by the Marion Police Division, the Cedar Rapids Police Division, and the Cedar Rapids Secure Streets Process Drive. The duty pressure consists of representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cedar Rapids Police Division.
Courtroom file data at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.
The case file quantity is 21-CR-0016.
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