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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Washington Park Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison on Carjacking and Gun Charges

St. Louis, MO – Quavo Delmontae Williams was sentenced to 12 years in prison for attempted carjacking and gun charges.

In the early morning hours of July 15, 2016, the owner of a local restaurant in the City of St. Louis was walking to his vehicle after work when Williams approached him and asked for directions.  After the Victim gave him directions, Keonta Douglas and Stephen Reed, came from around the corner.  All three were armed with firearms.  They demanded all that the Victim had including his car keys.  The Victim handed them the keys to his car and the three entered his car but could not figure out how to start it and asked for assistance from the victim.  The Victim gave them instructions on how to start the car but took that opportunity to run from the scene.

Williams then told Redd to “get him” and Redd exited the car and fired one shot striking the victim in the leg.  The Victim was able to get away from the scene.

As the three robbers were unable to start the car, they ran from the attempt carjacking.  Douglas accidently left his phone in the Victim’s car.  The FBI was able to trace the phone to Douglas.  Williams admitted to participation in the attempt carjacking and brandishing his firearm. 

Williams, 22, of Washington Park, IL, pleaded guilty on March 28, 2108, to one felony count of attempted carjacking and one felony count of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.  He appeared today for sentencing before United States District Judge Ronnie White. 

Co-defendants Keonta Carnell Douglas and Stephen Redd were sentenced in April to 102 and 144 months in prison, respectively.

This case was investigated by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime
Updated June 28, 2018