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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Birmingham Man Sentenced to 105 Months In Prison for Carjacking

BIRMINGHAM – A federal judge today sentenced a Birmingham resident and six-time convicted felon to 105 months in prison for a 2018 carjacking in Homewood, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp, Jr.

U.S. District Judge L. Scott Coogler sentenced CORDERREL DEWAYNE POOLE, 32, on one count of carjacking.  Poole pled guilty in June. 

On November 5, 2018, Poole ran up to the victim as she was getting into her SUV in the parking lot of a Homewood business on Green Springs Highway.  As the victim backed her vehicle out of the parking space, Poole repeatedly banged on her window and screamed for her to get out.  When the victim did not meet his demands, he reached inside the SUV and grabbed her arm in an attempt to pull her out.  Poole then put his hand into a shoulder bag he was carrying and acted as if he was going to pull a gun.  Believing she was about to be shot, the victim gave up her vehicle.  Poole drove off in the SUV and was apprehended the same evening by Lincoln Police Department at the scene of a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 20 in Lincoln, Alabama.

“This career criminal has been brought to justice.  We will not sit idly by and allow criminals to intimidate our citizens with such violence,” Town said.  “We will find you, and we will prosecute you.  The revolving door for Poole is now locked tightly behind him and a warm prison bed awaits him.”

“I want to extend my personal thanks to all of our law enforcement partners whose efforts quickly brought Poole to justice,” Sharp said.  “The FBI will continue to work closely with our partners to address violent crimes in north Alabama.”

The FBI investigated the case along with the Homewood Police Department, the Lincoln Police Department, and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Alan Baty and Kristy Peoples prosecuted the charge.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated September 17, 2019