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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Carjacking and Gun Charges

St. Louis, MO – Kerry Caldwell was sentenced to 15 years in prison for carjacking and gun charges.

According to court documents, on October 27, 2017, a woman was sitting in her car at a Commerce Bank using the ATM machine when Kerry Caldwell approached her driver’s door.  He pointed a firearm at her and ordered her out of the car.  She exited the passenger side door and ran. When she looked back, she saw Caldwell driving her car off the lot.

While investigating the carjacking, a St. Louis Police Officer observed Caldwell driving the stolen car in a dangerous and reckless manner and began a pursuit.  Shortly thereafter, the officer observed Caldwell walking and after recognizing him as the driver of the stolen car, detained him.  The stolen car, containing items stolen from the woman, was found crashed into a tree.

“This sentence and the good work of the St. Louis Police Department has ended the criminal career of this longtime violent offender,” said Jeff Jensen, U.S. Attorney.   

Caldwell, 55, of Florissant, MO, pleaded guilty on April 12, 2108, to one felony count of carjacking and one felony count of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.  He appeared today for sentencing before United States District Judge Henry Autrey. 

This case was investigated by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

Violent Crime
Updated July 11, 2018