Friday, 13 February 2015 08:59

Man Pleads Guilty to Carjacking, Burglary

Coury Holland Coury Holland SCSO
MEMPHIS – Feb. 12, 2015 - A man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to carjacking a woman last year after she gave him a ride only part way to his destination, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Thursday.
Coury Holland, 29, who also goes by Corey Fields, also pleaded guilty to an unrelated aggravated burglary charge.
The carjacking involved a 52-year-old woman acquaintance who agreed on May 6 last year to give him a ride to his home in Orange Mound in her minivan after he said he would pay for gas.
The woman said she knew Holland as “C-Murder” and had met him through a friend.
When she stopped at a gas station in the 2300 block of Summer just west of North Hollywood Holland told her he had only $4, rather than the $8 he had promised her.
As the woman told Holland to get out of her vehicle, a 2005 Chevrolet Venture, he began hitting and punching her and forced her out of the driver’s seat and out of the vehicle.
The incident was captured on the service station’s surveillance video which also showed the woman hanging onto the driver’s side door, still trying to keep Holland from driving off.The video shows the woman finally falling down as the minivan is driven away. The woman was treated at a hospital for minor injuries.
Her minivan was found three days later in Frayser with a flat tire.
This week Judge John Campbell sentenced Holland to eight years in prison for carjacking and three years in prison for a residential aggravated burglary on July 30, 2013, in the 1100 block of Merchant in North Memphis.
The case was handled by assistant district attorney Glen Baity.