For Immediate Release - December 29, 2009

Lynn Man Pleads Not Guilty In Carjacking Case

Jose Anderson, 34, of Franklin Street, Lynn, plead not guilty this morning in Lynn District Court to charges of carjacking, assault and battery, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and operating without a license.

Judge Michael Lauranzano ordered Anderson held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing, which is scheduled for January 5.

Yesterday afternoon, Anderson allegedly carjacked a Nissan Quest in Lynn, shoving a 13-year-old girl out of the vehicle before leading police on a high-speed chase through Lynn, Malden, Revere and Saugus. He was captured after the tires of the vehicle blew out on Route 1 in Saugus.

The Commonwealth was represented at arraignment by Essex Assistant District Attorney Christina Ronan. Anderson was represented by David Grimaldi.

If convicted of carjacking, the most serious of the charges, Anderson faces up to 15 years in state prison.