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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 12, 2020

St. Clair County Man Indicted for Armed Carjacking

St. Louis – A federal grand jury returned an indictment today against Keyshaun Jenkins, 19, of St. Clair County, Illinois, Missouri, on multiple criminal counts stemming from a February 28, 2020 carjacking. 

According to court documents, on February 28, 2020, C.X. and C.G. were looking at the backup camera of C.X.’s Volkswagen Passat.  While standing outside the car, Jenkins and another individual were wearing masks, all dark clothing and approached carrying handguns.  One of the men struck C.X. in the side of the head with a gun and demanded his car keys, cell phone, and the password to his cell phone, which C.X. turned over.  The other man pointed a gun at victim C.G. and demanded her cell phone and password.  C.G. complied.  The men got into C.X.’s Passat and drove away.

At the time of the carjacking, Jenkins was on supervised release at time for his prior conviction of possession of a stolen firearm.  At the time of his arrest on March 4, 2020, Jenkins was carrying a bag which contained the key to C.X.’s Volkswagen Passat and other belongings of C.X.

Jenkins has been charged with one felony count of carjacking and one felony count of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime.  Charges set forth in the indictment are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt.  Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty. 

If convicted, carjacking carries a penalty of not more than fifteen years and a fine of $250,000 and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime carries a penalty of not less than seven years and no more than life and a fine of $250,000. 

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation jointly investigating the case.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Updated March 12, 2020