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Buford man accused of carjacking pleads guilty

GAINESVILLE (AP) -- A Buford man has pleaded guilty in federal court after prosecutors say he carjacked a woman when she returned home while he was burglarizing her house.

U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates says Rodolfo Esquivel pleaded guilty Tuesday to using and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence.

Prosecutors say Esquivel broke into a home in Flowery Branch and gathered items to steal while an accomplice waited outside in a car. Prosecutors say the woman who lived in the home returned while Esquivel was inside.

Prosecutors say the accomplice left when the woman asked what he was doing. She saw Esquivel coming from the garage with a gun. When Esquivel discovered his accomplice had left, he demanded her keys and threatened to kill her, firing a shot at the ground