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Man Sentenced to 208 Months Imprisonment for Carjacking,
Being a Felon in Possession and Violation of Supervised Release

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July 9, 2010

Memphis, TN - Reco Miller, age 30, was sentenced to a term of 208 months (17 years and 4 months) imprisonment for carjacking, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and violating his supervised release on previous federal charges announced Lawrence J. Laurenzi, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee.

On August 12, 2008, a federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment, charging Johnson with carjacking, possession of a stolen firearm, and being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm.  Johnson entered a guilty plea to two counts, carjacking and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.  The remaining count, as a condition of the plea, was dismissed at sentencing.  Miller’s convictions stem from a home invasion robbery on January 7, 2008, where Miller and another individual forcibly entered a home of an elderly couple.  Miller and his accomplice held the couple at gunpoint and ransacked their house, stole cash, a cell phone, two firearms, and the couple's vehicle.  On January 10, 2008, officers with the Memphis Police Department apprehended Miller.  Miller has numerous prior felony convictions, including being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and several aggravated burglaries and a theft where firearms were taken.  Miller’s accomplice is currently awaiting sentencing in federal court following his entry of guilty plea to possession of a stolen firearm.

Miller was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Bernice B. Donald.

The investigation of this case was handled by Memphis Police Department Sergeants Frank Winston of the Robbery Bureau and John Pasley of the Project Safe Neighborhoods Unit.   The prosecution of this case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney R. Matt Price and Special Assistant United States Attorney G. Kirby May, an Assistant District Attorney General with the Shelby County District Attorney General’s Office who was assigned full time to the United States Attorney's Office Firearms Unit as part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative.  

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