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Press Release

Spring Lake Carjacker Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison

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 today in federal court Senior United States District Judge Malcolm J. Howard sentenced ROBAENON TREQUAN ALEXIS, 19, of Spring Lake, to serve 15 years in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, on charges of Carjacking and Aiding and Abetting and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. 

The evidence showed that on June 26, 2015, ALEXIS and another approached a victim as she was exiting her vehicle in Spring Lake, and asked for a ride to jump start a car.  After inside the vehicle, ALEXIS pointed a sawed-off firearm at the victim and threatened to kill her if she did not exit the vehicle.  The victim complied and was left on the side of the road.  ALEXIS was later arrested in Greensboro when local authorities there found ALEXIS and another person asleep in the victim’s car.

ALEXIS was indicted on various charges and later pleaded guilty on May 9, 2016.   

Investigation of this case was conducted by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), with the assistance of the Granville County Sheriff’s Office, the Spring Lake and Greensboro Police Departments.  Assistant United States Attorney William M. Gilmore represented the United States.

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Updated December 6, 2016