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Friday, January 13, 2023

Montgomery Man Sentenced to Over 26 Years in Prison for Committing Multiple Armed Carjackings

           Montgomery, Alabama – Today, Johnnie Leeanozg Davis, 36, from Montgomery, Alabama, was sentenced to 315 months in federal prison, announced United States Attorney Sandra J. Stewart. The judge also ordered Davis to serve three years of supervised release following his prison sentence. There is no parole in the federal system.

           In October of 2022, following a two-day trial, a jury convicted Davis of carjacking three vehicles and using a firearm during the commission of the crimes. As the trial evidence established, following each carjacking, Davis used the stolen vehicle to commit an armed robbery of a Montgomery business.

           First, on January 23, 2020, a woman was about to load her two grandchildren into a car outside a home in Montgomery. Davis approached the vehicle, displayed a gun in his waistband, and told the woman, “Don’t move or say anything, all I want is the car.” Once Davis took the vehicle, he robbed the Sunoco gas station located at the corner of Carmichael Road and East Trinity Boulevard in Montgomery.

           Several months later, on October 30, 2020, a man and his 15-year-old son had just parked on the street near a Montgomery residence when the father got out of the driver’s side and walked around to the passenger side only to find Davis there pointing two guns at the teenager. The father and son quickly moved away from the vehicle, Davis got into it, and he drove away. Shortly thereafter, Davis used the stolen vehicle to rob the Dollar General on Perry Hill Road in Montgomery.

           The third carjacking and ensuing robberies occurred in Montgomery on November 11, 2020.  On that day, Davis approached a vehicle outside a business, pointed a gun at the man sitting inside the car, and demanded that he get out. The man did so, and Davis stole the vehicle. Within 20 minutes of the carjacking, Davis robbed both the Fresh Market grocery store on Perry Hill Road, and a Dollar General store on the Eastern Boulevard.  

           The FBI investigated this case, with assistance from the Montgomery Police Department. Assistant United States Attorneys Kevin P. Davidson and John J. Geer, III prosecuted the case.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime
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Updated January 13, 2023