Minneapolis teen certified as adult in carjacking cases

A Minneapolis 17-year-old has been certified to stand trial as an adult in several carjacking cases.

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office says a juvenile court judge certified Vance Demond Chatman as an adult on Thursday.

Chatman is charged with five counts of first-degree aggravated robbery in connection to two carjackings from December in St. Louis Park.

Additionally, he’s charged with another count of first-degree aggravated robbery, illegal gun possession and two counts of theft for carjackings in Crystal last November and Minneapolis in February.

His first court appearance is set for June 13.