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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Milwaukee Man Indicted for Armed Carjacking

United States Attorney Richard G. Frohling of the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced today that a federal grand jury returned an indictment against Sidney Gentry (age: 26) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for armed carjacking.  The carjacking occurred on October 13, 2021, near North 27th Street in Milwaukee.

Gentry is charged with one count of motor vehicle robbery, one count of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.  If convicted, Gentry would face up to 15 years in prison for the motor vehicle robbery, a mandatory minimum seven years to life in prison for brandishing the firearm, and up to ten years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

This case is being investigated and prosecuted under the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) initiative. PSN is a federal, state, and local law enforcement collaboration to identify, investigate, and prosecute individuals responsible for violent crimes in our neighborhoods. The PSN strategy brings together all levels of law enforcement and community resources to reduce violent crime and improve the quality of life in all our neighborhoods.

This matter is being investigated by The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Milwaukee Police Department.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Porchia S. Lewand

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  The defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove them guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.    

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For further information contact: Kenneth.Gales@usdoj.gov 

(414) 297-1700

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Updated February 1, 2022