Man who tried to kidnap cousin, shoot at cops gets 8 years

NEW BRUNSWICK — A 22-year-old man who attempted to kidnap his cousin and fire shots at police who were chasing him was sentenced Monday to up to eight years in state prison.

Jesse Namotka, who lived in Sylva, N.C., before his father brought him back to New Jersey several years ago, was sentenced on charges he took his cousin’s car while attempting to kidnap her and tried to fire a handgun at police vehicles chasing him Nov. 21, 2015, in Edison.

Namotka was initially charged with attempted murder, threatening to commit murder and carjacking, among other charges. He has since pleaded guilty to …read more

Source: Middlesex

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