Columbus man convicted of attempted carjacking

Columbus man convicted of attempted carjacking

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – A Columbus man was convicted following a weeklong jury trial on Jan. 25, 2016, for attempted carjacking and using a firearm during a crime of violence.

After 21-year-old Darius Harbin's conviction of offenses, Harbin then entered a guilty plea for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in connection with the same incident.

On May 24, 2015, after getting off work, the victim pulled into a gas station around 3 a.m. While pumping gas, he was approached by Harbin at gunpoint.

The victim was instructed to remove his hand from his pocket as well as the gas pump from his vehicle. Harbin then told the victim he would shoot him in the head if he did not comply. The victim managed to wrestle the gun from Harbin during an almost eight minute struggle, which ensued before the police arrived.

Harbin's sentencing is scheduled for June 21, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. in Columbus. He is facing up to life imprisonment.

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