Anderson Carjacker receives Maximum Sentence

An Upstate carjacker has pled guilty and will receive the maximum sentence the law allows.  Tenth Judicial Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams announces that Frankie Hugh Brooks, Jr. pled guilty in Anderson County General Sessions Court to multiple charges. The Honorable Lawton McIntosh sentenced him to the maximum on each of the following charges: 20 years for carjacking; 5 years each on two counts of grand larceny, 5 years each on two counts of possession of stolen goods, and 3 years on failure to stop for blue lights. All sentences are to be served concurrently. On the night of October 7, 2012, at approximately 10:30pm, Brooks approached the victim at the Spinx station in Powdersville. After striking up a conversation, Brooks pulled out a 38 caliber revolver, taking the victim’s vehicle and cellphone. The vehicle was reported stolen immediately. Law enforcement later observed the car and activated the blue lights. Brooks reportedly sped away at speeds of over 100 mph. The chase came to a stop when Brooks wrecked the vehicle. He was later apprehended with the assistance of tracking dogs.  The possession of stolen goods and grand larceny charges were all in relation to crimes committed during the period of October and November of 2011 in the Powdersville area.  “The maximum sentence was well deserved in light of the circumstances of this crime,” said Solicitor Adams.  “Fortunately, the victim escaped unharmed and law enforcement quickly apprehended him before anyone else in the community was put in danger.  With a twenty year prison sentence before him, the defendant will no longer be a threat to the citizens of Anderson.”