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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 26, 2018

Beaufort Brothers Sentenced in Federal Carjacking Case

Columbia, South Carolina---- United States Attorney Beth Drake stated today that brothers Lorenzo Vince Green, age 29, and Javontay Jamal Green, age 25, of Beaufort, South Carolina, were sentenced in federal court in Charleston, South Carolina, for carjacking.  Lorenzo Vince Green was also convicted of brandishing a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence.  United States District Judge Richard M. Gergel, of Charleston, sentenced Lorenzo Vince Green to 130 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release.  His prior record includes prior felony convictions for burglary and armed robbery.  Javontay Jamal Green was sentenced to 97 months’ imprisonment to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.

Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that on February 27, 2016, the Green brothers approached a handicapped and wheelchair bound man as he was attempting to enter his vehicle after leaving a restaurant in Beaufort.  Lorenzo Vince Green then pointed a firearm at the victim before the brothers took the victim’s car keys and fled with his vehicle.  Officers located the vehicle a short time later and arrested the brothers as they were attempting to flee through a wooded area.

The case was investigated by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Beaufort County Sheriff's Office and the Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorney Nick Bianchi of the Charleston office prosecuted the case.

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Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
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Contact: 
Nick Bianchi (843) 727-4381
Updated February 26, 2018