Man convicted in spree of car thefts
November 16, 2007
EAGLE, Colo. ” A New York man has been convicted after a crime spree that included the theft of several vehicles ” including one from a Carbondale couple ” three years ago on Interstate 70.
Eagle County District Attorney Mark Hurlbert reported the conviction, in a jury trial that took place last week, in a press release.
David Manzi of New York, along with Cory Long of Greentown, Ind., crashed a vehicle they stole in Denver on the interstate between Wolcott and Eagle on Nov. 30, 2004, according to authorities.
When a Carbondale couple stopped to help, Long and Manzi carjacked their vehicle and later crashed it between Eagle and Gypsum. When A Gypsum man stopped to help, the men stole his car, according to the district’ attorney’s office.
The men crashed that car into a snowbank on Eby Creek Road and Long passed out, authorities said.
Manzi ran to a home and tried to steal two other cars. Police arrived and he was arrested. Long was subsquently arrested, as well.
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Manzi faces up to 15 years in prison; he is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 19.