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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Cleveland man sentenced to nearly six years in prison for carjcacking

A Cleveland man was sentenced to nearly six years in prison for his role in a carjacking, said David A. Sierleja, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Cleveland office.

Calvin Rembert, 23, was sentenced to 70 months in prison. He pleaded guilty to robbing a restaurant worker in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood on July 25, 2015.

D’wan Dillard, Jr., 21, was sentenced last week to more than 16 years in federal prison for his role in two carjackings during the summer of 2015.

Dillard, Rembert, Tervon’tae Taylor, Kenneth Jackson and Antowine Palmer were all convicted of crimes related to a series of carjackings in Cleveland. Taylor, Jackson and Palmer await sentencing.

“This defendant used robbed someone working hard to provide for himself,” Sierleja said. “We will continue to use every statute available to lock up violent predators.”

“These defendants terrorized victims and the city with their dangerous, gun-wielding car thefts,” Anthony said. “The Violent Crime Task Force and our local partners are committed to aggressively investigate predators who choose to engage in heinous acts of violence against our citizens.”

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kelly Galvin and Robert Patton following an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Cleveland Division of Police.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
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Contact: 
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651 michael.tobin@usdoj.gov
Updated May 17, 2017