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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Armed Carjacker Exiled To Nine Years In Prison

Greenbelt, Maryland – Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Donald Avery Moore, age 57, of Washington, D.C., today to nine years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for carjacking and using a gun during the carjacking. Judge Chasanow ordered that Moore’s Maryland sentence be served concurrent to the 42 month sentence he received in D.C. Superior Court on related charges.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Richard Marianos of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Washington Field Division; Chief Mark A. Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department; Chief Cathy L. Lanier of the Metropolitan Police Department; and Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks.

According to his plea agreement, on January 24, 2012, Moore approached a pick-up truck driven by an individual in Capitol Heights, Maryland. Moore brandished a semi-automatic pistol and demanded the keys. The victim gave Moore the keys and Moore got into the vehicle. Moore then told the victim to walk to the back of the pick-up truck or Moore would shoot him. When the victim complied, Moore drove away.

After a lookout was broadcast, Prince George’s County police officers located and pursued the pick-up truck. Moore subsequently fled on foot, and the officers ultimately arrested him, seizing the pistol from his jacket pocket.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the ATF, Prince George’s County Police Department, Metropolitan Police Department and Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney Mara Zusman, who prosecuted the case.

Updated January 26, 2015