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New Castle Carjacking Defendant Receives 16-Year Jail Sentence

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Saturday, September 28, 2013



Wilmington – Attorney General Beau Biden announced today that a New Castle County man convicted earlier this year of carjacking, robbery, and threatening a victim received a lengthy prison sentence today for his crimes.

“This dangerous repeat offender’s violent actions and complete disregard for the law has landed him a significant jail sentence,” Biden said.

On the afternoon of April 14, 2012, one day after being released from prison for a 2008 robbery, 32 year-old Corey Bowers of Wilmington entered the front passenger seat of a customer’s car as she entered her vehicle in the parking lot of a New Castle Rite Aid Pharmacy.  Bowers confronted the victim with what appeared to be a handgun and demanded her keys and other property before ordering her out of the car and fleeing in the vehicle.  Officers from several New Castle County police agencies responding to the crime located the vehicle with the assistance of a witness and pursued Bowers into the city of Wilmington.  During the car chase, Bowers collided with a number of vehicles in the area of Concord Avenue and Washington Street and subsequently fled on foot before being apprehended by a Wilmington Police officer.

While incarcerated pending trial on the carjacking and robbery charges, Bowers sent letters to the victim threatening her and members of her family in an effort to intimidate her and prevent her from participating in the prosecution.

Bowers was convicted at trial in July, 2013 on the charges of Robbery, Carjacking, Terroristic Threatening, Criminal Intimidation, and Misuse of Prisoner Mail.  During today’s sentencing hearing in New Castle County Superior Court, Deputy Attorney General Kate Keller, who along with Deputy Attorney General Andrew Vella secured Bowers’ conviction, asked for a significant jail sentence given his egregious conduct during this crime and his multiple prior felony convictions.  Judge Fred Silverman sentenced Bowers to a 16-year prison sentence.

Read the Delaware State Police news release announcing Bowers’ arrest.

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New Castle Carjacking Defendant Receives 16-Year Jail Sentence

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Saturday, September 28, 2013



Wilmington – Attorney General Beau Biden announced today that a New Castle County man convicted earlier this year of carjacking, robbery, and threatening a victim received a lengthy prison sentence today for his crimes.

“This dangerous repeat offender’s violent actions and complete disregard for the law has landed him a significant jail sentence,” Biden said.

On the afternoon of April 14, 2012, one day after being released from prison for a 2008 robbery, 32 year-old Corey Bowers of Wilmington entered the front passenger seat of a customer’s car as she entered her vehicle in the parking lot of a New Castle Rite Aid Pharmacy.  Bowers confronted the victim with what appeared to be a handgun and demanded her keys and other property before ordering her out of the car and fleeing in the vehicle.  Officers from several New Castle County police agencies responding to the crime located the vehicle with the assistance of a witness and pursued Bowers into the city of Wilmington.  During the car chase, Bowers collided with a number of vehicles in the area of Concord Avenue and Washington Street and subsequently fled on foot before being apprehended by a Wilmington Police officer.

While incarcerated pending trial on the carjacking and robbery charges, Bowers sent letters to the victim threatening her and members of her family in an effort to intimidate her and prevent her from participating in the prosecution.

Bowers was convicted at trial in July, 2013 on the charges of Robbery, Carjacking, Terroristic Threatening, Criminal Intimidation, and Misuse of Prisoner Mail.  During today’s sentencing hearing in New Castle County Superior Court, Deputy Attorney General Kate Keller, who along with Deputy Attorney General Andrew Vella secured Bowers’ conviction, asked for a significant jail sentence given his egregious conduct during this crime and his multiple prior felony convictions.  Judge Fred Silverman sentenced Bowers to a 16-year prison sentence.

Read the Delaware State Police news release announcing Bowers’ arrest.

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