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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 8, 2019

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Birmingham Man for Carjacking

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury indicted a Birmingham man for a November 5, 2018 carjacking announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp, Jr. 

Corderrel Dwayne Poole, 32, is charged in a one-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court with taking the victim’s SUV by violence and intimidation at a business on Green Springs Highway in Homewood, Alabama.  Poole was apprehended the same evening by the Lincoln Police Department at the scene of a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 20 in Talladega County.

“The U.S. Attorney’s Office encourages citizens to be vigilant in the parking areas of businesses they visit and commends the individuals who came forward to assist the victim after she was forcibly removed from her vehicle,” Town said.  “Thanks to the work of the Homewood Police Department, Lincoln Police Department, and Alabama Law Enforcement Agency for their efforts in bringing this investigation to a quick conclusion.”

The maximum penalty for carjacking is 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The FBI investigated the case along with the Homewood Police Department, Lincoln Police Department and Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Baty is prosecuting the case.

An indictment contains only charges.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Updated March 11, 2019