21 years in prison for 2nd suspect in 4-day crime spree that included carjacking with baby in vehicle
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Matthew Long and Avan Kittler

By Katie DeLong, WITI

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The second of two men accused in connection with a four-day crime spree was sentenced to prison Friday, May 10.

Matthew Long, 25, in February pleaded guilty to six felony charges:

  • Robbery with use of force, as party to a crime
  • Armed robbery, as party to a crime — three counts
  • First degree reckless injury, as party to a crime
  • Robbery with use of force, as party to a crime, use of a dangerous weapon (felony five-plus years)

In court on Friday, Long was sentenced to serve a total of 21 years in prison and 12 years’ extended supervision, with credit for 1,007 days’ time served.

A restitution hearing was scheduled for June 21.

His co-defendant, Avan Kittler, 20, of Milwaukee, pleaded guilty to seven felony charges back in late November of 2016:

  • Robbery with use of force, as party to a crime — two counts: Two years in prison, two years extended supervision on each count — to be served consecutively
  • Armed robbery, as party to a crime — three counts: Two years in prison, two years extended supervision on each count — to be served concurrently
  • Forceful abduction of child-taking, as party to a crime: Three years in prison, two years extended supervision — to be served consecutively
  • First degree reckless injury, as party to a crime, use of a dangerous weapon: Six years in prison, two years extended supervision — to be served consecutively

He was sentenced to 15 years in prison and 10 years extended supervision in late January 2017.

Here are some more details on the crimes they're accused of committing over a four-day period in May 2016:

May 23, 2016

On the morning of May 23, a woman was dropping her child off at Fairfield Elementary School. Her infant son was in the rear seat of the vehicle. The complaint said a vehicle struck the woman’s car from behind. When the woman got out of her vehicle, two men exited the car and “pushed her forcefully out of the way and entered the driver’s side of her vehicle.” She pleaded not to take her car because her child was inside. But a suspect drove the vehicle away — and a short time later, “removed the infant from the back seat, and [placed] the car seat on the grass.” At that point, the driver drove off.

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