Official: Suspect wearing ankle monitor headed to jail for stealing car
Cemon Byrd was found guilty of first-degree robbery and armed criminal action. He was sentenced to 16 years in prison. By Dan Mueller
ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- A man who was wearing an ankle monitor when he allegedly stole a car more than two years ago was sentenced to prison on Friday, according to authorities.
The Circuit Attorney said the carjacking happened at a gas station in the 4100 block of West Florissant on Nov. 1, 2010. The victim had stopped to fill up when a man approached him and pointed a gun his knees.
The victim reportedly said, "Are you serious," at which point the suspect pointed a gun at his head and threatened to kill him. Officials say the victim handed over his keys, and the suspect fled in the stolen vehicle.
Several weeks later, police say fingerprints belonging to Cemon Byrd were found inside another stolen vehicle. Bryd had reportedly been on probation for unlawful use of a weapon, and was wearing an ankle monitoring device.
Using GPS records from the device, police say they were able to place Byrd at the gas station on West Florissant at the time of the carjacking.
Byrd was found guilty of first-degree robbery and armed criminal action. He was sentenced to 16 years in prison.