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OCTOBER 5, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THIRD BALTIMORE MAN SENTENCED TO OVER 12 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON
FOR ARMED CARJACKINGS
All Three Will Each Serve More than a Decade in Federal Prison for Two Carjackings
Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Calvin Williams, age 19, of Baltimore, to 147 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release for carjacking and brandishing a firearm in connection with a crime of violence, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.
“When a gun is used in the commission of a crime, everyone involved in the crime is held liable for the use of the gun and should be prepared to spend many years in prison,” said United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein.
According to statements of facts filed with the court, on November 29, 2006, Williams, Antonio Freeman and Marcus Harrison confronted a man in Baltimore who was entering his vehicle. Freeman brandished a Smith & Wesson revolver and ordered the man to lie on the ground. The defendants took the man’s car keys, and drove away in the car.
The next day, Williams approached a man who had paid for gas at a gas station and was getting back into his vehicle. Freeman brandished a Smith & Wesson revolver and told the man, “Don’t do anything stupid. Give me the keys.” The defendants took the man’s keys and drove away in his vehicle.
The loaded Smith & Wesson revolver used in both carjackings was recovered when law enforcement officers searched Harrison’s residence. Freeman was apprehended immediately prior to the search as he tried to evade police officers by jumping from a side window of the residence.
On September 27, 2007, Antonio Twan Freeman, age 20, was sentenced to 13 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release and co-defendant Marcus Harrison, age 19, both of Baltimore, was sentenced to 11 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, after pleading guilty to the same charges.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Baltimore Police Department for their investigative work, and commended Assistant United States Attorney Bonnie S. Greenberg, who prosecuted the case.