Virginia Man Convicted of Morgantown Crimes, Sentenced in Massachusetts
A Virginia man convicted of malicious assault and grand larceny in Morgantown has been sentenced on carjacking charges in Massachusetts.
Michael Moses Tarpeh, 24, pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to at least five and no more than six years in prison after serving his West Virginia prison sentence. Prosecutors said Tarpeh threatened a man, punched him, then stole his car keys and $150 in cash, reports the Berkshire Eagle. Tarpeh is reported to have hung his head and wiped away tears during the sentencing in Massachusetts.
In Morgantown, Tarpeh was accused of entering an apartment, choked the victim, attempted to sexually assault her and then stole several items, according to a criminal complaint. He was sentenced to at least two years and up to ten years in prison. He is currently being held in the Martinsburg Correctional Center.
Tarpeh went on a multi state crime spree, partied with college students, stole items from them, and bragged about his exploits on Twitter. Tarpeh tweeted using the handle "BiggggggMike". At the time of Tarpeh's arrest in March 2013 by Iowa State Police, he was wanted in four states. Tarpeh had aspirations of becoming a television reality star and garnered a following on social media as he taunted police and federal agents, reports the Berkshire Eagle.
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