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St. louis man sentenced to 10 years on carjacking and weapons charges

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July24, 2013

St. Louis, MO – Leon Jackson was sentenced to 120 months in prison involving the October 2010 armed carjacking in the City of St. Louis.

According to the facts filed with the court, on October 22, 2010, an individual was parked in front on his business in the 4100 block of Lee, in the City of St. Louis.  He was sitting in his Dodge Durango when Jackson approached, pointed a semi-automatic weapon at him, demanded the keys to the vehicle or he would be killed.  The victim and Jackson began to struggle over the firearm, and the victim eventually gave him the keys to the vehicle.  While Jackson was driving away from the scene, the victim pulled his own firearm and shot at Jackson.  During the struggle the victim sustained cuts above his eye and on the hand. A short time later Jackson was arrested in the Durango and was later identified by the victim as the individual who stole his vehicle.

LEON JACKSON, St. Louis, MO, pled guilty in April to one felony count of carjacking and one felony count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of  crime of violence. He appeared today for sentencing before United States District Judge Rodney W. Sippel.

This case was investigated by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Assistant United States Attorney Tom Mehan handled the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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