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He was accused of beating a woman with a shopping cart during an IS assault. Jail is his destination.

STATEN ISLAND, NY — A long stint in jail tops the list for a New Brighton felon charged with injuring a victim with a shopping cart in an assault last year.

Joseph Carter, 29, was sentenced to 10 to 12 years behind bars stemming from the episode, as well as an earlier unrelated assault.

According to an indictment, the accused and an unidentified accomplice assaulted a woman on April 21, 2021.

The couple snatched the victim’s mobile phone and injured her with a “dangerous instrument”, namely a shopping cart, during the robbery, according to the indictment.

The indictment did not state the location of the incident or provide other details.

Carter stayed tall for four days before being arrested on April 25.

Court documents from prosecutors said he was driving a 2003 Infiniti around 12.15pm when he blew through stop signs at two intersections in Mariners Harbor – Harbor Road and Brabant Street, and Brabant and Union Avenue.

Officers attempted to arrest Carter at Walloon Street and DeHart Avenue.

However, he fled the car and jumped a fence at the corner of Maple Parkway, according to court documents from prosecutors.

As the defendant did so, officers spotted a shiny metallic object that had fallen to the ground, prosecutors said.

The cops quickly grabbed Carter.

They later found a silver .25 caliber Titan semi-automatic handgun at the location where they had seen the object fall, prosecutors’ court documents said.

The gun was loaded.

Further investigation revealed that the accused’s driver’s license had been suspended 11 times.

“I ran away because I don’t have a license,” prosecutors’ court documents told cops.

Carter was charged with robbery, assault, criminal possession of firearms, criminal possession of firearms and aggravated operation of a vehicle without a license.

He resolved those charges last month by pleading guilty in St. George’s State Supreme Court to attempted first-degree robbery.

In exchange, he was sentenced Monday to eight years in prison.

The defendant had also pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree assault to satisfy charges stemming from an unrelated incident on Sept. 18, 2020, online state court records show.

Carter got two to four years for attempted assault.

Sentences will be consecutive, meaning the accused will serve a minimum of 10 years in prison to a maximum of 12 years.

Besides the prison sentence, Carter was sentenced to five years of post-release supervision.

Defense attorney Matthew Zuntag declined to comment on the cases.

Assistant District Attorney Travis Atkinson prosecuted the cases.

Carter has spent time upstate before.

In 2015, he was sentenced to three years in prison, plus 18 months of post-release supervision, for attempted robbery, prosecutors said.