June 9, 2011 - A jury in Shelby County Criminal Court Division 3 found Troy Ector, age 21, guilty in the 2009 carjacking and kidnapping of a Memphis woman.
The crime occurred on March 10, 2009. Ector, age 18 at the time, approached the female victim as she was getting out of her car near the 5100 block of Wayfarer Circle in Southeast Memphis. Ector, armed with a handgun, ordered the woman back into her car, and drove the car to a nearby apartment complex. There Ector forced her to perform sex acts and then forced her out of the car, and drove off. On March 14th, police located the car occupied by Ector in the 9000 block of Fulton in Northeast Memphis, near Cordova. Ector was arrested and charged. Ector, just three months earlier, had been released on judicial diversion for an attempted aggravated burglary in 2008.
The jury found Ector guilty of especially aggravated kidnapping, carjacking and employing a firearm during the carjacking. Ector is scheduled for sentencing on July 12, 2011, and faces mandatory minimum sentence of 6 years imprisonment for employing a firearm during the carjacking, 15-25 years for the aggravated kidnapping and 8-12 years for the carjacking.
Assistant District Attorney Stacy McEndree and Shaun Schielke prosecuted the case.