Montgomery Man Found Guilty of Federal Carjacking, Drug Crimes and Gun Crimes
Montgomery, Alabama – Seandarius Savage (21), a resident of Montgomery, Alabama, was found guilty on Wednesday of carjacking, drug trafficking, and gun offenses, announced George L. Beck, Jr., United States Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama.
Previously, a federal grand jury indicted Savage on criminal charges that occurred on two separate occasions. The first two charges were possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime. Those two crimes were committed in Montgomery, Alabama. The remaining two charges of carjacking and using a firearm during the carjacking occurred in Wetumpka, Alabama.
According to the evidence presented at trial, Savage was found with one pound of marijuana, a firearm, and over $4500 in cash on August 21, 2013 in Montgomery. Evidence also showed that Savage broke into a Wetumpka home wearing a mask and used a gun to take a vehicle. Upon questioning by law enforcement, Savage admitted that the marijuana belonged to him and that the money was from selling drugs. Savage also admitted to going to the Wetumpka residence in disguise to commit a robbery, but he denied the carjacking. After hearing the evidence presented at trial, a jury found Savage guilty of all four-counts in the indictment.
Savage faces a minimum sentence of thirty (30) years and a maximum of life in prison. There is no parole in the federal system. Savage is currently in the custody of the United States Marshals Service pending his sentencing hearing which is due to be scheduled.
“Drug trafficking and violent crimes endanger our communities and place innocent lives at risk,” stated U.S. Attorney Beck. “I commend law enforcement involved in this case for bringing a violent felon to justice.”
“This verdict marks another success for the FBI’s Central Alabama Safe Streets Violent Gang Task Force,” stated Special Agent in Charge Robert F. Lasky from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. “The FBI and our law enforcement partners are committed to policing and preventing violence and drug trafficking in Alabama.”
“This investigation will have a lasting impact on reducing firearm related violence,” said Glenn Anderson, Special Agent in Charge from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. “The convictions demonstrate ATF and our partners continued dedication to identify violent criminals who lessen the quality of life in our neighborhoods.”
This case was jointly investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Montgomery Police Department, and the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Hollie Worley and Jerusha T. Adams.