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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Tennessee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Dustin C. Watson Sentenced To 115 Months For Carjacking

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Dustin C. Watson, 31, of Knoxville, Tenn., was sentenced to serve 115 months in prison by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Judge, on May 28, 2014. Upon his release from prison Watson will be subject to supervised release under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for three years. There is no parole in the federal system.

In February 2014 Watson pleaded guilty to carjacking an individual in Greeneville, Tenn. Watson had requested a ride from an individual at a business on Fairgrounds Road in Greeneville on Aug. 31, 2013. While riding in the passenger seat of the vehicle, Watson threatened the driver with a knife, and ordered the driver out of the car. He then took the driver’s cell phone and vehicle, leaving the victim stranded on Highway 93 in Greene County. Watson was later arrested in Knoxville, still driving the stolen vehicle, and in possession of illegal narcotics which he had been using.

Law enforcement agencies participating in the joint investigation included the Greeneville Police Department, Knoxville Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Gregory Bowman represented the United States.

Updated March 18, 2015