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Montgomery Man Sentenced to 465 Months for Federal Carjacking, Drug Crimes, and Gun Crimes

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Alabama

Montgomery, Ala. – Seandarius Savage (21), a resident of Montgomery, was sentenced on September 3, 2015, by visiting United States District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr., from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida to 465 months in prison and 5 years of supervised release for federal carjacking, drug crimes, and gun crimes, announced U.S. Attorney George L. Beck, Jr. for the Middle District of Alabama.

Previously, a federal grand jury returned an indictment against Savage charging him with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime, carjacking, and using a firearm during the carjacking.

According to the evidence presented at trial, in August of 2013 Savage was found with one pound of marijuana, a firearm, and over $4500 in cash in Montgomery.  Additional evidence showed that Savage also committed a carjacking after using force to enter a home in Wetumpka.  During that crime, Savage masked his face and used a gun to take the 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 in April of this year, a jury found Savage guilty of all four-counts in the indictment.        

Visiting United States District Judge Roy B. Dalton Jr., sentenced Savage to 465 months in federal prison to be followed by 5 years of supervised release. Savage remains in the custody of the United States Marshals Service pending placement by the Bureau of Prisons.

"This significant sentence handed down by Judge Dalton marks the culmination of the efforts by ATF and our Federal, state and local law enforcement partners to remove yet another violent criminal from the streets of Montgomery." - William Bass, Resident Agent in Charge, ATF Montgomery Field Office

FBI Mobile Special Agent in Charge Robert Lasky stated: “The FBI’s commitment to our Federal, state and local law enforcement partners to investigate violent offenders remains unwavering.”

“My office remains committed to prosecuting those who have no regard for the law or the safety of our communities,” stated U.S. Attorney Beck.  “I applaud the hard work and dedication of each agency that was involved in bringing this violent offender to justice.”

This case was jointly investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Violent Gang Task Force; the Montgomery Police Department; and the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorneys Hollie Worley and Jerusha T. Adams prosecuted the case.

Updated September 11, 2015

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