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Man Charged in Alleged Carjacking, High-Speed Chase

Charles Bracy, 24, of Orange, was charged with carjacking, eluding, aggravated assault and weapons offenses.

A 24-year-old Orange man has been charged in the carjacking in Essex Green last week that turned into a high-speed chase injuring four West Orange officers, authorities said Friday.

Charles Bracy was charged with carjacking, eluding, aggravated assault and more than four charges for possession of a weapon, Sgt. David Naimaister. His charges were reported earlier as pending. 

According to police, Bracy was driving the stolen Infiniti, which was carjacked from Orange on Aug. 8, that hit multiple cop cars in the failed getaway.

When police arrested Bracy, officers found a loaded semi-automatic handgun in the car, Jessica Glicker, a spokeswoman for the township, said.  

Bracy and a few others pulled up in the stolen Infiniti, carjacked a BMW at gunpoint from the Essex Green Shopping Center in West Orange and drove off in both vehicles at approximately 1 p.m. on Aug. 7.

Police pursued the cars during which the Infiniti ran into two West Orange police vehicles on Mount Pleasant Avenue, injuring the West Orange cops. 

The BMW and its occupants got away and remain at-large, Glicker said Friday.

Tom August 18, 2013 at 10:14 AM
Lets be honest I find it hard to believe that most people would not agree that had an aggressive STOP and FRISK program been in place these people may have been picked up on previous stops that would have prevented the crimes
hugh lindsay August 18, 2013 at 10:18 AM
i agree 100% and would cut down the drug trade in some degree
Tom G. August 18, 2013 at 03:46 PM
I love when people say having a stop and frisk would take away their rights (Fourth Amendment or whatever). Doesn't it also violate your rights when someone sticks a gun in your face or steals your property?
badbul August 18, 2013 at 05:27 PM
Tom G, it isn't only some people fighting for our rights, it's also the ACLU fighting for them.

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