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Albuquerque man sentenced to seven years in federal prison for carjacking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Mexico

              ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Scott Gibbs, 21, of Albuquerque was sentenced in federal court on Jan. 12 to seven years in prison for three counts of carjacking and one count of using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

              According to the plea agreement, Gibbs committed three armed car jackings in Albuquerque. On Oct. 17, 2018, Gibbs and an accomplice approached two victims as they were gathering their belongings from their vehicle and carjacked them at gunpoint. About 45 minutes later, Gibbs and two accomplices approached another victim and stole the victim’s vehicle at gun point, punching the victim and stealing his keys, wallet, and phone in the process. An hour later, Gibbs and his two accomplices carjacked a third victim at gunpoint as he was getting out of his vehicle. Law enforcement apprehended Gibbs and his two accomplices soon after and located the three firearms used in the car jackings.            

              The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Albuquerque Police Department investigated the case. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy D. Trembley prosecuted the case.     

Updated January 19, 2021

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 21-08