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Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Man guilty in carjacking in which woman jumped to safety with toddler

A Baltimore man whose carjacking victim escaped by jumping onto the Capital Beltway with her toddler clutched in her arms pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of kidnapping, Montgomery County prosecutors said.

Terron A. White, 23, faces up to 40 years in prison at sentencing, they said.

White’s July 13, 2011 crime captured wide attention because of the mother’s dramatic escape. Ramon Korionoff, a spokesman for the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office described it as a “Hollywood stunt roll”

It was just after 10 p.m. at a Citgo station in Baltimore when White forced his way into a Lexus and drove off with the mother and her then 20-month-old son, authorities have said.

Police pursued the Lexus into Montgomery in a chase that reached speeds up to 100 mph, authorities have said. When the car slowed to about 10 mph near the River Road exit, the woman bailed out with the toddler. They were not seriously hurt.

Authorities released this video:

By and  |  03:30 PM ET, 08/24/2012

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