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July 13, 2011

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Mission Man Sentenced to Prison for Carjacking

MCALLEN, Texas – Jaime Alfonso Longoria, 28, of Mission, Texas, has been sentenced to prison for carjacking, United States Attorney José Angel Moreno announced today.

U.S. District Judge Randy Crane sentenced Longoria earlier today for his role in two carjackings that occurred in December 2009 as well as using a firearm during the commission of the carjackings. Judge Crane sentenced Longoria to 190 months in federal prison to be followed by a three-year-term of supervised release. The sentence includes a consecutive 10-year-term of imprisonment for the firearm conviction.

Longoria pleaded guilty on Jan. 28, 2011, to carjacking and using a firearm during the commission of the carjacking - admitting that on Dec. 13, 2009, he and co-defendant Javier Longoria forced a woman, who was waiting in the parking lot of a local bowling alley, out of her Chevy Suburban at gunpoint. Javier Longoria took the Suburban and began driving away when he discharged the firearm. Jaime Longoria returned to his vehicle and left the area. Shortly afterwards, officers of the Palmhurst Police Department engaged in a short pursuit of the stolen vehicle and Javier Longoria was apprehended. Jaime Longoria was arrested the next day without incident.

In deciding upon Jaime Longoria’s sentence, Judge Crane considered that Longoria and his accomplice used a firearm during the commission of the offense and that he used force, violence and intimidation to take the vehicle from the victim and the extent of Longoria’s involvement in the carjacking, noting that Longoria had not been the one to discharge the firearm. 

Jaime Longoria has been in federal custody without bond since his December 2009 arrest where he will remain pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be designated in the near future where he will to serve his sentence.  

Javier Longoria previously pleaded guilty and was sentenced on May 24, 2011, to a total of 144 months in prison. 

This investigation leading to the charges against Longoria was conducted by FBI with the assistance of Mcallen and Mission Police Departments. Assistant United States Attorneys Leo J. Leo III and Kristen Rees prosecuted the case.