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St. Louis Man Sentenced for Carjackings and Firearms Charges

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

St. Louis, MO – Joseph Dixon, Jr., 22, St. Louis, was sentenced to 108 months in prison for carjacking and possessing a firearm during a federal crime of violence.  He appeared in federal court today before U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey.

According to court documents, on July 3, 2017, a citizen of the City of St. Louis exited his 2016 Dodge Charger, which was parked at 2406 13th Street.  Dixon armed with a semi-automatic pistol approached the citizen, pointed the pistol at him, and demanded the keys to the car.  The citizen complied and Dixon entered the Charger and drove off.  When the citizen looked around he saw a KIA Soul also drive off.  The Charger was recovered being driven by another individual in the beginning of August.

Subsequent investigation led member of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department to arrest the defendant in the end of May, 2018 and interview him.  He told the officers who drive the KIA Soul to the carjacking and that he used that person’s Glock 23 firearm to steal the Charger.

Dixon pled guilty on October 4, 2018 on the two counts of carjacking and possession a firearm.

This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom Mehan is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Updated January 16, 2019

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