Man Convicted of Carjacking Pizza Delivery Man’s Vehicle

Press release from the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office:

Today a Humboldt County jury found Charles Kesselring IV guilty of carjacking, robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, theft of a vehicle and evading an officer. The crimes occurred on May 26, 2015.

The events began around noon when Deputy Tomlin of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department identified and pursued a stolen vehicle while on patrol near Harris and Harrison. The pursuit continued into Eureka, where Deputy Tomlin ended it near Eureka High School to limit risk to the public. However, shortly thereafter citizens assisted the deputy in locating the defendant who had left the car and run into an apartment. Because the crime is not classified as a serious or violent crime he was cited and not booked into the jail.

Shortly before midnight Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a robbery in Manila. The victim, a pizza delivery person, said when he stopped his car at the Manila Community Center a man with distinctive tattoos brandished a machete, ordered him out of his car, demanded his wallet and threatened to kill him. The victim later identified the defendant as the person who committed the carjacking and robbery.

The defendant was arrested in Ukiah on May 29, 2016 after evading the Ukiah police in a vehicle.

The defendant faces a maximum sentence of 17 years in prison. Following additional court proceedings on June 9, 2016 a sentencing date will be set. The case was tried by Deputy District Attorney Jackie Pizzo and defended by Christina Allbright.

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15 comments

  • I can’t imagine doing that much time .

  • Brodric Crawford (HWY PATROL)

    Must have been a hello’va pizza!

  • Seriously, with tattoos like this is there any reason to not believe people are completely F’d up!! What makes these folks think it is a good idea to get a face tattoo??

    how have we gotten to this point in society?

    Help us.

    • sharpen your pencil

      Drugs, thievery, and people who enable this sort of slime to be able to exist. The passers of prop 47……. That is how!

  • John Fullerton

    Carjacking, Assault with a deadly weapon, theft of a vehicle and evading an officer was not considered serious or violent ???? What, short of murder, is ?

    He was cited and not even jailed ?

    Am I the only one who thinks this is crazy ?

  • What makes people think it’s a good idea to get a tattoo anywhere! Please girls wait till you are 21. This generation will make the ugliest old people. Tats turn into shapeless blobs as we age. Sometimes I think folks make a transference of their emotional pain into physicle pain. The way some people cut themselves to “feel something” other than emotional pain. This guy is just the extreme end. Respect your body.

    • sharpen your pencil

      Live fast, die young, and leave a pretty corpse…. I guess, or atleast the is the gest from the idiotic hipsters I have spoke to. They are too dumb to put forethought into their actions….

  • I’d like to read his psychiatric evaluation. I can’t even imagine what kind of life would make a person view themselves as a demonic being and tattoo that on his face. I highly doubt he grew up in a non violent loving environment. I’m not excusing his actions but I do wonder how much of a chance he had in life. How screwed up were his surroundings, and how the hell is he gonna get 17 years when the girl that left someone to die alone on a highway got 6 months.

    • sharpen your pencil

      It is what you can prove in court. Also these 18th St slime are the worst of the worst, so don’t try and explain their actions by how they grew up. People come from all walks of life and do terrible things, look into the columbine kids. It is the amount of drugs these scumbags do and their group of “friends” they surround themselves with!

      • I wasn’t explaining away his actions(which I already stated), I studied psychology and I was interested in his background because he clearly led a different life then mine, one I cannot comprehend. I surely can’t claim that he would be the exact same person had he been raised out of poverty, with love, and away from gangs. The Columbine kids had mental health issues and one was on a psychiatric drug that causes homicidal/suicidal urges in teens, so that’s another story all together. I’m not the type to judge or throw stones at strangers who had vastly different lifes, but that’s how I roll.

  • there’s little to no chance of getting away w anything when you brand yourself w goat horns on your face.
    17 years won’t help the poor bastard but at this point probably not much hope either way

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