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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 8, 2014

Richard Shane Mabe And Timothy Greer Sentenced For Johnson County Armed Carjacking

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – On Sept. 8, 2014, Richard Shane Mabe, 35, of Mountain City, Tenn., was sentenced by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Judge, to serve 240 months in prison. Upon his release from prison, he will be subject to supervision by the U.S. Probation Office for five years. There is no parole in the federal system.

Timothy Greer, 31, of Creston, N.C., was previously sentenced by Judge Greer in August 2014 to serve 188 months in prison. Greer will also be subject to five years of supervision by the U.S. Probation Office upon his release from prison.

Both Mabe and Greer pleaded guilty in June 2013 to carjacking an individual in Johnson County and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of the carjacking. Mabe, who was wanted on an outstanding warrant, and Greer led officers on a high speed chase through Mountain City into Johnson County. During the chase, Mabe fired shots at officers from the moving car. When the car in which Mabe and Greer were traveling began to falter, they pulled into a convenience store and took a customer’s car at gunpoint. Shortly thereafter, officers were able to force the pair off the road and take them into custody.

“These armed and dangerous criminals deserved and received lengthy sentences for their actions. Sentences such as these deter others from committing such violent acts,” said U.S. Attorney Bill Killian.

Law enforcement agencies participating in the joint investigation included the Mountain City Police Department, Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Gregory Bowman represented the United States.

Updated March 18, 2015