Man Pleads Guilty in Connection With Dakota Co. Carjacking, Robbery
A Minneapolis man who allegedly led police on a high-speed chase following a carjacking and robbery in Dakota County has pleaded guilty to related charges.
Thirty-two-year-old Jermaine Savory pleaded guilty to simple robbery and fleeing a peace officer during a court appearance Monday in Dakota County District Court.
According to a criminal complaint, the Nov. 6, 2011, crime spree began after a shuttle driver was dispatched to pick up Savory and bring him to the airport. The driver told authorities Savory's behavior became extreme as they drove; at one point Savory made a phone call and "started yelling that they had taken him and were trying to kill him," the complaint states.
When the driver exited the freeway at County Road 46 in Lakeville, planning to let Savory out, Savory allegedly grabbed the steering wheel, fought the driver and pushed him out of the vehicle.
Authorities say Savory showed up at an Eagan gas station later in the day, jumping the counter and demanding money.
When police located his vehicle on Diffley Road in Eagan and attempted a traffic stop, Savory took off, according to the complaint. He led police on a chase that reached speeds of 100 miles per hour before the minivan ran over a set of stop sticks on Cedar Avenue near 143rd Street in Apple Valley. Savory drove the minivan into a business parking lot, exited the moving vehicle and fled on foot before officers caught him.
Savory is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 14.