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Malachi Crockett Pleads Guilty to Carjacking and Federal Firearms Offense

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office, announced today that Malachi Alan Crockett pled guilty to three counts of carjacking and aiding and abetting and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. Crockett, 18, of Albuquerque, will remain in custody pending sentencing, which has not been scheduled.

In his plea agreement, Crockett admitted that on March 21, 2023, he and two juvenile accomplices committed three carjackings in Albuquerque. During each of the carjackings, Crockett was armed with a loaded pistol and possessed it in furtherance of the carjacking.

Crockett faces imprisonment of up to 15 years for each carjacking count and a consecutive term of up to life in prison for using, carrying and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

The FBI Albuquerque Field Office investigated this case with assistance from the Albuquerque Police Department. Assistant United States Attorneys Matthew T. Nelson and Natasha Moghadam are prosecuting the case.

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Updated November 14, 2023

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 23-265