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Press Release

Two Men Federally Indicted for Attempted Carjacking

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

Acting United States Attorney Gregory J. Haanstad announced today that two Milwaukee men were indicted for the August 12, 2015 attempted armed carjacking at 76th Street and W. Layton Avenue in Greenfield.  Devonte Hayes, age 19, and Norman Howard, age 18, were charged with one count of attempted motor vehicle robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

The attached Criminal Complaint provides a detailed account of the allegations against the defendants.  If convicted, each man faces up to 15 years in prison on the motor vehicle robbery count and a minimum mandatory sentence of 7 years and up to life in prison on the charge of use of a firearm during a crime of violence.

This matter is being investigated by the FBI’s Milwaukee Area Violent Crimes Task Force, the Greenfield Police Department, the Oak Creek Police Department, the West Allis Police Department, and the Milwaukee Police Department.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Margaret B. Honrath.

The public is cautioned that an indictment is merely a charge and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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Updated August 25, 2015