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Dallas Carjackers Sentenced

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

DALLAS — Donshay Jones, 24, of Dallas, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade to serve a total of 168 months (14 years) in federal prison, following his guilty plea to felony offenses stemming from the February 2014 armed carjacking of a young woman and her young child in Dallas, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Specifically, Jones pleaded guilty in November 2015 to one count of carjacking and one count of using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.  Jones’ co-defendant, Joshua Sutherland, 22, also of Dallas, pleaded guilty to one count of carjacking and was sentenced last year by Judge Kinkeade to 87 months in federal prison.

According to documents filed in the case, Jones and Sutherland were in an apartment building’s parking lot on Ledbetter Drive in Dallas on February 18, 2014.  With Sutherland acting as the “look out,” Jones shoved the woman and her four-year-old son against a wall, pointed and held a firearm on them, and threatened to kill them both unless she turned over her valuables, including her car keys.  After the woman pointed out her car to Jones, Jones searched her person, and then he and Sutherland got into her car and drove away.

The Dallas Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation.  Deputy Criminal Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney Lisa J. Dunn prosecuted the case.

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Updated April 6, 2016

Violent Crime