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St. Louis Man Admits Three Carjackings, Including One That Was Fatal

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

ST. LOUIS – A man from St. Louis, Missouri pleaded guilty Wednesday and admitted committing three carjackings in St. Louis in 2021, including one that resulted in the death of a 72-year-old man.

Carmain Milton, 50, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in St. Louis to two counts of carjacking and one count of carjacking resulting in death. 

Milton admitted stealing a woman’s 1998 Toyota Camry on Sept. 21, 2021, in the 4500 block of Pershing Place. Milton had what appeared to be a gun and demanded that the victim start her car and give him her purse. 

Early in the morning of Sept. 28, 2021, in a parking lot at the intersection of Chouteau Avenue and South Sarah Street, Milton approached two victims with what appeared to be a black semi-automatic handgun and said, “I will shoot you, don’t be a hero, give me your jewelry.”  Milton stole debit/credit cards, rings, an iPhone and the keys to an Audi A6 belonging to one of the victims. He then stole the Audi.
Later that day, in the 300 block of North Boyle Avenue, Milton carjacked a man’s 2004 Honda Element and then ran the victim over with his own car.  The victim died. Milton was arrested a few hours later with a pellet gun in his bag and a wallet belonging to one of the victims from the second carjacking.

Portions of the carjackings were captured by surveillance cameras.

Milton is scheduled to be sentenced April 16. The carjacking charges are each punishable by up to 15 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both. The carjacking resulting in death charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison or the death sentence. Both sides in the case have agreed to recommend a sentence between 18 and 27 years in prison.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and the FBI investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cassandra Wiemken is prosecuting the case.


Robert Patrick, Public Affairs Officer,

Updated January 17, 2024

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