Cold Spring man sentenced to 10 years for carjacking and firearm offenses

Hearing delayed for judge accused of misconduct

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) — A United States district judge has sentenced a Cold Spring man for carjacking and possessing a firearm.

Court officials say 35-year-old Christopher Pinguely was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in federal prison. They say earlier this year, Pinguely admitted that, in September 2017, he carjacked a semi-truck in Henry County, by pointing a rifle at the truck driver and threatening to shoot him. Shortly after the carjacking, law enforcement officers, with the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office and the Kentucky State Police, located Pinguely and the semi-truck in Gallatin County. They say Pinguely was in possession of a MP-15 rifle.

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Under federal law, Pinguely must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence; and upon his release, he will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for five years.