Two juveniles, certified as adults to stand trial, pleaded guilty to carjacking-related offenses

Friday,

Two juveniles, both certified to stand trial as adults, pleaded guilty on December 15 to charges relating to carjacking incidents, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Friday.

Asa Huff-Jones, 17, of Brooklyn Park, and 18-year-old Raveyan Smith, of Minneapolis, each pleaded guilty to four counts of first-degree aggravated robbery. Neither Huff-Jones nor Smith were involved in the same offenses.

Huff-Jones was certified to stand trial as an adult on November 16. As part of his plea agreement, Huff-Jones was sentenced on the following charges on December 15:

  1. First-degree aggravated robbery: 27-CR-21-21303 – 86 months in prison
  2. First-degree aggravated robbery: 27-CR-21-21318 – 58 months in prison
  3. First-degree aggravated robbery 27-CR-21-21302 – 78 months in prison
  4. First-degree aggravated robbery: 27-CR-21-21304 – 48 months in prison

These sentences will be served concurrently for a total of 86 months in prison.

As for Smith, he was certified as an adult on December 1. As part of his plea agreement, Smith pleaded guilty to the following charges, and is scheduled to be sentenced February 3:

  1. First-degree aggravated robbery: 27-CR-21-22155 – 93 months in prison
  2. First-degree aggravated robbery: 27-CR-22163 – 58 months in prison
  3. First-degree aggravated robbery: 27-CR-22164 – 78 months in prison
  4. First-degree aggravated robbery: 27-CR-22165 – 48 months in prison

These anticipated sentences are expected to be served concurrently for a total of 93 months in prison.

“Our office is committed to prosecuting carjacking cases submitted to us to the fullest extent of the law,” Freeman stated. “We take these matters seriously, and are doing everything in our power to ensure those who commit violent felony offenses are punished for their infractions.”

At the time of their respective offenses, Huff-Jones was 16 years old and Smith was 17 years old.