Dec. 14, 2017
Irvington Man Found Guilty of Carjacking
Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Judson Porter, 22, of Irvington of carjacking and nine other counts following a three-day trial before the Honorable John Zunic, Judge of the Superior Court.
On Jan. 27 of this year Porter, while wearing a mask, approached a silver Nissan Murano parked on the street in Irvington. He ordered the two victims out of the car and took their cellphones, money and car keys then fled with the car to Newark.
The car was discovered abandoned about 10 minutes later. Approximately two hours later police saw Porter walking toward the vehicle. When they attempted to arrest, him he resisted arrest, according to Assistant Prosecutor Joseph A. Giordano, who tried the case.
Late yesterday, a jury convicted Porter of first degree carjacking, two counts of armed robbery, three weapons offenses, aggravated assault on a law enforcement office, obstruction of the administration of justice and possession of cocaine.
“Without the cooperation of the public in this case, justice would not have been possible,’’ said Assistant Prosecutor Giordano.
Sentencing has been scheduled for Jan. 26. Porter, who has two prior felony convictions for theft and receiving stolen property, faces 25 years in New Jersey State Prison on the carjacking alone.