Carjacking Leads to 20 Years in Prison

Charles McKinley Williams, 34, of Lehigh Acres, was adjudicated guilty and sentenced, to 20 years in prison, for one count of Carjacking. He was also sentenced to 15 years for one count of Aggravated Battery, and 5 years in prison for Grand Theft Over $750 and Criminal Mischief – $1,000 or more. He was sentenced as a Habitual Felony Offender. The sentences are to be served

The crimes happened in November 2019 in Fort Myers. A man was fishing with a friend and had his car parked nearby. The defendant got into the vehicle. The victim confronted him and a fight ensued. Williams was able to drive away in the stolen vehicle.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case. The suspect was located and was identified in a lineup by the victim.  The defendant pled straight to the court, giving up his right to a trial, for a direct sentencing by the Judge.

Assistant State Attorney Erin Hughes prosecuted the case.


Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office