The Kansas City teenager charged with a shooting and carjacking spree in Blue Springs and Independence in 2011 was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

The Kansas City teenager charged with a shooting and carjacking spree in Blue Springs and Independence in 2011 was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Stephon E. Anderson, 17, was charged with first-degree robbery, two counts of armed criminal action, attempted theft of a motor vehicle and first-degree assault for events that occurred on Oct. 2, 2011. A warrant was issued for his arrest on Dec. 22, 2011.

A jury trial was scheduled to begin on July 23 before Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Marco Roldan. Anderson pleaded guilty on July 20.

Anderson, who was certified as an adult earlier this year, allegedly attempted to steal a car from a woman in Independence on Oct. 2, 2011, but was unsuccessful. Along with another juvenile, he reappeared later in Blue Springs and carjacked a vehicle at the Mid-Continent Public Library’s Blue Springs North Branch on Hunter Drive, according to police.

A half hour later, he reportedly tried to carjack another car in a QuikTrip parking lot in Blue Springs, but failed. A witness chased him and Anderson shot and wounded him. Both Anderson and another juvenile, who was arrested but never identified by police, were taken into custody after a foot chase in Kansas City.

Anderson, a former Blue Springs resident who once lived on Sixth Street, was responsible for several residential burglaries in 2009 and 2010, according to Blue Springs police.