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Glen Burnie Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Carjacking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maryland
Annapolis Woman was in Labor at the Time of the Carjacking

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Deverey Hasani-Jarod Kelley, age 25, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, today to five years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for the armed carjacking of a woman who was in labor and on her way to the hospital.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Acting Special Agent in Charge Scott Hinckley of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Annapolis Police Chief Michael A. Pristoop; and Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams.

 According to his plea agreement, on March 2, 2014, Kelley and co-defendant Cornell Robinson pointed guns at two individuals on Copeland Street in Annapolis, Maryland, as they were getting into their car.  The victims were planning to go to the hospital because the woman was in labor. The male victim managed to flee and called the police. Robinson and Kelley forced the woman at gunpoint to a residential building nearby, demanding money.  The woman repeatedly told them that she was in labor and did not have the key to the residence.  When it became clear that she could not get into the residence, Robinson took her car key and left in the victim’s car.

Officers from the Annapolis Police Department arrived and pursued the stolen car into Eastport. Kelley threw out a loaded handgun at the corner of Tyler Avenue and Hilltop Lane, which was recovered by police. Robinson and Kelly got out of the car on Tyler Avenue and ran away, but were arrested nearby. Police also recovered a shotgun from a neighbor’s yard.

A federal jury convicted Cornell Louis Robinson, age 45, of Washington, D.C., on July 29, 2015. Robinson faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison for carjacking; life in prison for possession and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence; and 10 years in prison for possession of a firearm and ammunition by a felon.  Judge Motz scheduled sentencing for Robinson on November 13, 2015, at 10:30 a.m.  Robinson remains detained.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI, Annapolis Police Department, and Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation and prosecution.  Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Bonnie S. Greenberg and Patricia C. McLane, who prosecuted the case.

Updated August 12, 2015

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