WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A Wilmington man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for a carjacking in New Castle.
Thirty-two-year-old Corey Bowers was sentenced Wednesday. He had been convicted in July on charges that included carjacking and terroristic threatening.
According to the attorney general's office, Bowers had been released from prison on April 13, 2012 after serving time on a robbery charge. Authorities say the next day, Bowers got into the front passenger seat of a woman's car in the parking lot of a pharmacy.
Prosecutors say Bowers appeared to have a weapon and demanded the woman's keys before forcing her out of the vehicle and driving away.
After he was caught and jailed, authorities say Bowers sent threatening letters to the victim to prevent her from cooperating in his prosecution.