Woman pleads guilty to carjacking case in state

Jun 14, 2012 The Associated Press

CHEYENNE -- An Oregon woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to carjacking a man in western Wyoming last year.

Jessica Fritts, 36, faces a 30-year prison sentence under a plea agreement with federal prosecutors. U.S. District Judge Nancy Freudenthal on Wednesday set sentencing for Aug. 22.

Fritts and her husband, Roy Fritts, were arrested near Echo, Utah, in August following a police chase. Police say the two were driving a van belonging to a California man found shot and wounded near Flaming Gorge Reservoir in Wyoming.

Federal prosecutor Jim Anderson said Jessica Fritts' plea agreement hinges on her husband pleading guilty to state charges of attempted murder and larceny. Anderson says Roy Fritts faces a state sentence of life without parole plus eight to 10 years for larceny.

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