Emanuel Lebron Garcia and Edwin Colon Lamb Arrested for Carjacking
|FBI San Juan January 29, 2014|
Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Carlos Cases of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) San Juan Division announced the arrest of Emanuel Lebron Garcia and Edwin Colon Lamb for carjacking and for the use of a firearm during and in relation to a crime. On January 27, 2014, Emanuel Lebron Garcia and Edwin Colon Lamb were taken into custody by the FBI.
The criminal complaint states that on January 14, 2014, at approximately 10:30 p.m., victim was driving his motor vehicle eastbound on PR-3 in Humacao, Puerto Rico, when he observed a vehicle driving behind him. The victim believed that the vehicle was attempting to pass him. The victim slowed down and pulled to the right in order to allow the vehicle to pass him. However, the vehicle went around and suddenly blocked the road and forced the victim to stop.
A male (Subject 1) jumped out of said vehicle holding a short rifle with both hands. Subject 1 then began hitting the front passenger side window of the victim’s vehicle and yelling at the victim to open the door or he would kill him. The victim opened the doors of his vehicle and Subject 1 got in the front passenger seat.
The victim was then instructed to turn the vehicle around and head back towards the expressway. Thereafter, the victim was released.
If convicted, the defendants face up to a maximum of 22 years’ imprisonment for taking a vehicle from a person by force and violence or by intimidation (carjacking) and for the use of a firearm during and in relation to a crime.
This case is being prosecuted by United States Attorney Normary Figueroa, and it is being investigated by the FBI.
The public is reminded that a criminal complaint contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty. The U.S. government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.