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Fayetteville Man Sentenced To 18 Years For Robbery, Carjacking, & Firearm Offenses

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

GREENVILLE – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina announced that in federal court yesterday, Senior United States District Judge Malcolm J. Howard, sentenced JAMAAL EUGENE EVANS, 23, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, to 216 months imprisonment followed by 5 years of supervised release. 

On November 19, 2015, EVANS pled guilty to robbery of a business engaged in interstate commerce, carjacking resulting in serious bodily injury, and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

On July 31, 2013, EVANS telephoned a friend and asked for a ride.  EVANS instructed the driver to proceed to a vacant church parking lot, which was a different location from where EVANS initially requested to go. EVANS displayed a firearm and told the victim to exit the vehicle.  The victim complied with the defendant’s instructions.  EVANS then shot the victim in each leg and fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle.  The victim, who suffered a fracture to his left femur, crawled to a road to flag down assistance.  He was later transported to the hospital for emergency medical treatment.

According to the investigation, on January 14, 2014, EVANS robbed the RJ Tobacco Store in Fayetteville, North Carolina at gun point. He took $475.00 in currency and merchandise.

During the robbery, EVANS did not wear gloves or a mask, and was caught on video.  Officers from the Fayetteville Police Department responded to the scene and collected a water bottle that EVANS had brought to the counter. Subsequently, an expert was able to identify a latent print from the water bottle as EVANS’ print.

The criminal investigation of this case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives,  the Fayetteville Police Department, and the Cumberland County Sheriif’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorneys Katherine Burnette and Carrie Randa handled the prosecution on behalf of the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Updated February 11, 2016