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Police: Man back behind bars for carjacking teen 20 minutes after release from jail

Posted at 12:20 PM, Feb 15, 2021

SPOKANE, Wash. — A man in Washington state carjacked a 16-year-old girl just 20 minutes after being released from jail, according to the Spokane Police Department.

Police say 31-year-old Marcus Goodman was released from the Spokane County Jail at 10:08 p.m. after serving time there on an unrelated felony charge.

An investigation revealed that in 20 minutes, Goodman traveled roughly 1.5 miles to Browne’s Addition, where he allegedly robbed the teen.

Police say they responded to the scene at about 10:28 p.m., where the victim told officers that a stranger had approached her, indicated he had a gun and demanded her car.

Officers began scouring the city and shortly before 1 a.m., a patrol sergeant located the stolen vehicle Francis Ave. and N. Nevada St. in northeast Spokane.

Goodman, who was already a convicted felon, was detained and then booked back into the county jail with a felony charge of robbery in the second degree.