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United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2007                                            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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BEAUMONT, TX – United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe announced today that a 35-year-old Port Arthur man has pleaded guilty to federal carjacking charges in the Eastern District of Texas.
ALEXIS BERNARD TERRY pleaded guilty to a carjacking in last year in Port Arthur which resulted in a man's death.  The plea hearing was held today before United States District Judge Marcia Crone.

According to information presented in court, Terry ordered Paul Reasoner out of his 2003 Chevrolet Corvette then shot him behind the left shoulder when he failed to comply.  Terry then removed Reasoner from the vehicle and left him in the road while driving off in Reasoner's Corvette. Reasoner died as a result of this gunshot wound.

            Terry faces up to life in federal prison when sentenced.   A sentencing date has not been set.

            This case is being investigated by the Port Arthur Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michelle S. Englade and Robert L. Hobbs are prosecuting the case.


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