A federal grand jury indicted a 22-year-old York man for a carjacking and gun violation in the carjacking of a grandfather outside Lincoln Charter School in the city.
Ronald Darnell Sweeney Jr. of 384 Kings Mill Road, was allegedly a member of a violent robbery ring, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania said.
He's accused in the Oct. 5, 2011, carjacking of Raymond Hernandez, 55, of York. Hernandez was in his Suzuki SUV about 2:39 p.m., waiting to pick up his grandson at school, when he was shot and his vehicle stolen, charging documents state. Hernandez was left paralyzed by a gunshot wound.
If convicted, Sweeney could face up to life in prison.
Sweeney is charged alongside Brandon K. Brooks, of 122 S. Hartley St., with aggravated assault and robbery of a motor vehicle for the incident.
The case was investigated by the FBI and the York City Police Department. Prosecution is assigned to Assistant United States
Attorney Joseph J. Terz.