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St. Louis Man Sentenced for Carjacking with a Sawed Off Shotgun

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

St. Louis, MO – David Jones, 20, St. Louis, MO, was sentenced to 84 months in prison for carjacking.  Jones appeared today before U.S. District Judge Ronnie White. 

According to court documents, on May 22, 2018, the victim and a friend were sitting in a 2008 Malibu in the 1300 block of Ferguson when Jones and two other individuals approached and told them to get out of the car.  Members of the group pointed a short-barreled shotgun and handgun at the victims.  The victims complied.  The three carjackers jumped in the car and drove off. 

An hour after the carjacking, members of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department spotted the stolen Malibu.  The Malibu drove in a reckless and dangerous manner before spinning out of control.  Jones exited the driver’s seat.  The two others also fled on foot.  Jones discarded a loaded sawed off shotgun as he fled.  Jones was taken into custody after a foot chase and a struggle with police officers.

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

Updated August 14, 2019

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime