A Chattanooga man who was at the scene of two carjackings has been sentenced to serve six years in federal prison.
Nikolas Milton, 25, appeared before Judge Curtis Collier.
A probation report recommended a four-level sentence enhancement, but prosecutor Chris Poole acknowledged there was no proof that Milton was the person who carried out the first carjacking. He said two juveniles did the same one, then got in a stolen car that Milton was driving. Milton had a gun with him.
In the second incident near Third Street, a shot was fired at the juveniles and they retreated without getting the car.
Prosecutor Poole said Milton had five or six juvenile offenses and 10 or so adult ones though he is still of young age.
He said Milton was in state prison from 2014 to 2016 and during that time he had 22 writeups. He said recently that Milton punched a guard in the face who was trying to break up a fight at the Silverdale facility.
Attorney Adam Izell said some of Milton's problems relate to a "horrible" childhood. He said his mother tried to drown him in a bathtub when he was five.
The recommended sentencing range was 63-78 months.