St. Louis man gets 5 years in prison after carjacking postal truck | News Headlines

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A 40-year-old St. Louis guy was sentenced to 5 years in jail Wednesday, after pleading guilty to carjacking a postal car in April of in 2015.

According to court files, on April 8, 2020, Bryant Willingham approached a postal staff member while they were providing mail in their truck in the 5900 block of Tara Lane. Willingham presumably attempted to open the front guest door, however it was locked. Nevertheless, the window was down, and  Willingham climbed up into guest seat through the open window.

The postal worker began to drive away to keep Willingham from getting into the vehicle, but he got inside and told the driver to keep going. The employee instead slowed down and jumped out. Willingham climbed up into the driver’s seat and drove away. A few minutes later, he crashed at the intersection of Jennings Station and Lewis and Clark Roads.

He fled the scene and boarded a Metro bus, however he bus motorist flagged down a St. Louis County Law enforcement officer who boarded the bus and jailed Willingham.

After pleading guilty, he was sentenced to 60 months in jail. 

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