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Man Who Carjacked a FedEx Truck in Greenville Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison

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

WILMINGTON, N.C. – A Kinston man was sentenced today to 84 months in prison for carjacking a FedEx truck, crashing it into a vehicle and a business, and trying to kidnap a child from the car he hit.  On November 1, 2022, Dequan Martail Boone, also known as “Day Day,” pled guilty to one count of interfering with interstate commerce by robbery.

According to court documents and other information presented in court, Boone, 33, stole a FedEx truck by force from a driver delivering packages around 10:30 a.m. in Greenville.  Boone sped away from the scene, crashing head-on into another vehicle and then into a commercial building.  Upon exiting the FedEx truck, Boone ran to the vehicle he hit and tried to take a young child from inside.  The child’s mother, who was driving the car, had to fight Boone off to make him release her child.  Boone was subdued by bystanders and held until law enforcement arrived on scene.

Michael Easley, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after sentencing by Chief U.S. District Judge Richard E. Myers II.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Greenville Police Department investigated the case, and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Lori B. Warlick and Aakash Singh prosecuted the case.

Related court documents and information can be found on the website of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina or on PACER by searching for Case No. 4:22-cr-44-M.

Updated April 17, 2023

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