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St. Louis Man Pleads Guilty for His Involvement in a Carjacking

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

St. Louis, MO – Antonio Ball, 21, St. Louis, MO, pleaded guilty to one felony count of carjacking and one felony count of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime.  Ball appeared today before U.S. District Judge Ronnie L. White who accepted his plea and set his sentencing date for November 20, 2019.

According to the plea agreement, on May 19, 2018, the victim stopped at the Elite Market on North Broadway in a rental vehicle.  Ball approached the victim with a handgun and demanded the car keys.  When the victim complied, Ball and two other males jumped into the vehicle and drove off.  Ball was later arrested by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

Carjacking carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000. Brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime carries a penalty of not less than 7 years nor more than life and a fine of $250,000.  In determining the actual sentence, a Judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.

The Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Tom Mehan is handling the case.

Updated August 20, 2019

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime