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Six People Charged With Kidnapping and Carjacking

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

Defendants Participated in the Armed Kidnapping and Carjacking of two Victims in the 4400 Block of F Street S.E., Washington, D.C

            WASHINGTON – An indictment, unsealed today, filed today in U.S. District Court, charges six people with kidnapping and carjacking, announced U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves and Special Agent in Charge Wayne Jacobs, with the FBI Washington Field Office’s Criminal and Cyber Division.

            Desmond Evans, 18, Ramel Henderson, 19, Kevon Jackson, 23, Delonte Mundaray, 28, Marquette Jackson, 23, and Malik Terrell, 21, all of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area are each charged with two counts of aiding and abetting kidnapping and one count of aiding and abetting carjacking. Melvin Green, 24, also of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area is charged with being an accessory after the fact to these offenses.

            According to the indictment, on June 9, 2023, the defendants kidnapped Victim 1. and did willfully transport the victim from the District of Columbia to Maryland. The indictment further alleges that the six defendants kidnapped Victim 2 on that same date. The defendants are also charged with carjacking a black Mercedes SUV from Victim 1 by force, violence and intimidation, with the intent to cause death and serious bodily harm during the kidnappings. Green is charged with assisting Mundaray in connection with the offenses.

            The kidnapping charge carries a statutory maximum sentence of life in prison. The carjacking charge carries a statutory maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. The charge of accessory after the fact carries a statutory maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. The charges also carry potential financial penalties. The maximum statutory sentence for federal offenses is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes. The sentencing will be determined by the court based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

            This case is being investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office’s Violent Crimes Task Force and Safe Streets Task Force, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, the Metropolitan Police Department and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Alicia Long and Thomas Strong, of the Violence Reduction and Trafficking Offenses section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.

            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 August 31, 2023

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 23-504