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Press Release

St. Louis Man Sentenced for Two Armed Carjackings

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

St. Louis, MO –Malachiah Williams, 23, of St. Louis, MO, was sentenced to 180 months in prison for carjacking and brandishing a firearm.  Williams appeared today before U.S. District Judge Richard Webber.

According to court documents, on July 25, 2018, Williams, armed with a semi-automatic firearm, approached a man in his vehicle parked in front of a residence in the 5500 block of Cote Brilliante.  Williams tapped on the driver’s side door with the firearm and ordered the victim out of the vehicle.  After the victim exited, Williams entered the vehicle and drove away.

On July 31, 2018, a mother and her four-year-old daughter were sitting inside a vehicle near the 5400 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Drive.  Williams approached their vehicle and stuck his head into the passenger side window.  He pointed a semi-automatic firearm at the mother and child while ordering them out of the vehicle.  Williams then entered the vehicle and drove away.

Williams pled in May 2019, to two counts of carjacking and two counts of brandishing a firearm.

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

Updated August 9, 2019

Topics
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime