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District Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Two Carjackings

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia

            WASHINGTON – Antwon Haynie, 26, of Washington, D.C., has been sentenced to 15 years of incarceration after pleading guilty to crimes related to two armed carjackings committed in 2023, announced U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves and Pamela A. Smith, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

          On July 26, 2023, Haynie approached a parked vehicle at a gas station and began to enter the driver’s side. When he noticed a passenger seated in the backseat of the car, Haynie pointed a firearm at him and ordered him to exit. The passenger complied and when the vehicle’s owner attempted to stop Haynie, Haynie fought him off, got in the car, and drove away. Haynie was not immediately identified as the suspect following the incident.

          Approximately two weeks later, on August 10, 2023, Haynie, while working with an accomplice, committed another armed carjacking. A family of four were seated in their vehicle eating ice cream, when Haynie approached and opened the driver’s side door while brandishing a firearm.  Haynie ordered the driver to exit the vehicle while his accomplice opened the passenger side door, pointed a firearm at the passenger, and ordered the passenger to exit the vehicle. The two remaining family members also exited.

          MPD officers quickly responded to the scene and mobilized a helicopter to locate the car, which they successfully tracked until they observed Haynie and his accomplice flee from the vehicle. More officers responded to the flight location, and they were able to successfully apprehend both men. Following the August arrest, MPD’s continued investigation confirmed that Haynie had committed the July 26, 2023, carjacking as well.

            During the sentencing for Haynie, the Honorable Lynn Leibovitz commented on his complete disregard for the victims and the lasting impact his conduct had on their lives. She then sentenced Haynie to eight years in prison for the August 10, 2023, carjacking, and seven years in prison for crimes related to the July 26, 2023, carjacking. The sentences are to run consecutively for a total of 15 years of incarceration.

          In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Graves and Chief Smith commended the work of those who investigated the case from the Metropolitan Police Department.  They also acknowledged the work of Assistant U.S. Attorney Jacqueline Yarbro, who prosecuted the case.

Updated February 2, 2024

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 24-94