LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – A New Jersey man will spend up to 15 years in prison for extorting money from a Lancaster restaurant owner by beating the man and threatening to kill him and his family.
Decee Karngbaye, 33, was ordered to serve 7½ to 15 years in state prison at his sentencing on Tuesday, according to District Attorney Craig Stedman’s office.
Authorities said Karngbaye and another New Jersey man, 35-year-old Cole Williams, randomly targeted the victim, beat him, and demanded cash from him three times in May 2015; twice in his restaurant and once in an East Lampeter Township hotel room.
At one point, the victim was shown a photo of a person being beheaded and warned that would happen to his family if he didn’t comply with demands.
They ultimately took about $15,000 from the victim.
Williams remains at large.