NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A Newark man who committed five armed carjackings during a 17-day crime spree four years ago has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Federal prosecutors say 22-year-old Jahleel McLendon will also have to serve five years of supervised release once he's freed. He had pleaded guilty to five counts of theft of a motor vehicle by force, violence and intimidation and a single count of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

McLendon committed the carjackings in June 2012 and twice led police on high-speed chases that ended in crashes. He was arrested less than two hours after his final carjacking.

Authorities say many of McLendon's victims remain traumatized by what happened to them.

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