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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Two D.C. Residents with Kidnapping and Carjacking Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia
Pair Took Car’s Owner Into Maryland in Order to Access Bank Account

            WASHINGTON – Brian Allison, 54, and Angel Hall, 23, both of Washington, D.C., were charged today by indictment, filed in U.S. District Court, with kidnapping, carjacking, and transportation of a stolen vehicle, announced U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves, FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Scott of the Washington Field Office, and Chief Pamela Smith of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

            According to the indictment, on February 1, 2024, the pair carjacked the victim, kidnapped the victim, and transported the victim across the state line in the victim’s 2021 Chevrolet Malibu. According to documents filed in D.C. Superior Court, just after midnight on February 2, 2024, the victim reported the incident telling police that just over an hour earlier, the defendants approached as the victim was walking through the parking lot of the Subway food store at 4518 Benning Road, SE.  Defendant Allison had a gun and demanded the victim’s keys. After the victim complied, Allison demanded the victim’s wallet and phone, and then ordered the victim into the car. The defendants drove the victim to a tobacco store in Capitol Heights, Maryland where they used the victim’s bank card to withdraw $500. The defendants drove around for approximately 10 minutes before parking the car in the 5700 block of Southern Avenue Southeast. Before exiting the vehicle, defendant Allison wiped down the interior of the car and the keys, then left the victim in the car and walked away. The defendants are in custody.

            This case is being investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office's Violent Crimes Task Force and the Metropolitan Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Emory Cole and David Lawrence.

            An indictment is merely an allegation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated March 29, 2024

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 24-273