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Chicago Man Sentenced to More Than Eleven Years in Prison for Carjacking Four Vehicles and Robbing a UPS Truck

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois

CHICAGO — A Chicago man who carjacked four vehicles, robbed a UPS truck, and committed multiple street robberies has been sentenced to more than eleven years in federal prison.

JAHEIM HENYARD committed the UPS robbery, three of the carjackings, and two street robberies within days of each other in August 2020 in Oak Park, Ill., Cicero, Ill., and Chicago.  The other carjacking occurred in December 2019 in a supermarket parking lot in Westchester, Ill.  During that carjacking, Henyard’s accomplice and the victim, who was armed and possessed a concealed carry license, engaged in an exchange of gunfire.  Henyard also attempted to carjack another vehicle at gunpoint in Oak Park in July 2020, but was unsuccessful.

In the UPS heist, Henyard and two others – DARIUS YOUNG and XAVIER TATE – robbed the truck on a residential street in Oak Park on the afternoon of Aug. 21, 2020.  During the robbery, the UPS driver was ordered to lay face down in the street while the offenders removed boxes from the truck and sped off.  All three defendants pleaded guilty and admitted their roles in the heist.  Henyard’s guilty plea also included the four carjackings as well as the attempted carjacking.

U.S. District Judge Sara L. Ellis sentenced the defendants this month to federal prison terms:

  • Henyard, 22, of Chicago, was sentenced to eleven years and three months.
  • Young, 28, of Berwyn, Ill., was sentenced to four years.
  • Tate, 27, of Chicago, was sentenced to seven years and nine months.

The sentences were announced by Morris Pasqual, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, and Robert W. “Wes” Wheeler, Jr., Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Field Office of the FBI.  The Chicago Police Department, Oak Park Police Department, and Cicero Police Department participated in the investigation.  The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office provided valuable assistance.  The government was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Charles W. Mulaney and Simar Khera.

Updated April 26, 2024

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