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Carjacker Sentenced To 20 Years In Federal Prison

June 15, 2012

Memphis, TN – Marquis Luckett, age 22, of Memphis, Tennessee was sentenced on June 14,
2012 to 20 years in prison for carjacking & using a firearm during a crime of violence by Chief
United States District Court Judge Jon P. McCalla, announced United States Attorney Edward L.
Stanton, III.

On the night of January 27, 2011, Marquis Luckett committed two carjackings within a half hour
period. Luckett carjacked a Dodge Durango from a victim in the parking lot of her apartment
complex. During this carjacking Luckett displayed a pistol and threatened the victim and her 10-
year old and 1-year old children. Luckett then drove about a half-mile away where he tried to
abduct a young woman walking down the street by forcing her into the Durango. The young
woman was able to break away from Luckett and escape. Luckett then drove the Durango to
another nearby apartment complex, where again at gunpoint he carjacked a Chevrolet Impala
from a second victim who was getting out of her vehicle.

The case was investigated by the Safe Streets Task Force, which is comprised of investigators
from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Memphis Police
Department, Bartlett Police Department and Germantown Police Department. The case was
prosecuted by United States Attorney Edward L. Stanton, III, and Assistant United States
Attorney Tony Arvin on behalf of the government.

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