Arkansas Man Sentenced for Attempted Armed Carjacking in the Stadium West Garage
St. Louis, MO – Christopher White, 39, of Arkansas, was sentenced to 168 months in prison for attempted carjacking and brandishing a firearm during a federal crime of violence. He appeared in federal court today before U.S. District Judge Ronnie L. White.
According to court documents, on June 25, 2016, officers of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department responded to the Stadium West Garage located at 800 Clark Avenue for a robbery. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the victims. The victims advised that, after entering their vehicle, two men exited a Ford F-150 that was parked to the right of their vehicle. Christopher White approached the driver's side and pointed a small revolver at one of the victims, demanded his keys, and ordered him out of the vehicle and onto the ground. During his guilty plea, White admitted that he intended to cause death or serious bodily injury, if necessary, to steal the victim’s vehicle during the carjacking.
Co-defendant Michael Corey Williams, Jr. approached the other victim on the passenger side, demanded her purse, and ordered her to the ground. After White was unable to operate the vehicle, Williams re-entered the Ford F-150 and fled the scene. White fled on foot.
Officers eventually located the Ford F-150 unoccupied. It had been stolen earlier in West Memphis, Arkansas. Williams’ fingerprints were located on the driver's door of the Ford F-150, and Williams’ and White's DNA were located on various items found inside the truck. .
Williams, Jr. was sentenced to 123 months in prison earlier this month.
This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sayler Fleming is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.