A 34-year-old man from Anacoco has been convicted in Lafayette on charges of carjacking and bank robbery, crimes that occurred in July 2013, officials said.
A jury found Justin Seawright guilty of brandishing a weapon when he stole a vehicle from a woman in a Lafayette parking lot on July 16, 2013, the Lafayette Parish District Attorney’s Office said in a news release Tuesday.
The jury also found Seawright guilty of two counts of using a weapon to rob a Whitney Bank branch on Johnston Street on July 17, 2013, the release stated.
After the crimes, police arrested Seawright in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, with the carjacking victim’s credit cards and the red dye pack from the bank robbery.
Seawright faces up to 20 years in prison for the carjacking conviction, and up to 99 years for each of the armed robbery convictions.
Judge Marilyn Castle did not set a sentencing date for the case, which was investigated by Lafayette Police Detective Ben Suire and prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Janet Perrodin.