HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -

A man who carjacked a family's car in north Harris County has been sentenced to jail.

Jorge Escalante, 27, will spend the next six years in jail after pleading guilty to aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

Police say Escalante and another man were sitting outside of an Academy store on the North Freeway when they approached a family, held them at gunpoint and took their car.

Escalante and his accomplice were caught soon after while trying to strip the car.