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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Jeremiah Johnson Sentenced Following Guilty Plea to Carjacking and Use of a Firearm

Acting United States Attorney Steve Butler of the Southern District of Alabama announces today that Jeremiah Johnson was sentenced to 157 months imprisonment.  Johnson’s sentencing followed entry of a February 2017 guilty plea to a charge of carjacking and use of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.  United States District Court Judge William H. Steele imposed a ten year statutorily required sentence for the use of the firearm, with that sentence to run consecutively to a 37 month sentence for the carjacking offense.


During the September 4, 2016, the victim’s 2013 Chevrolet Camaro was stolen from him at gunpoint.  During the course of the carjacking an AK-47 type semi-automatic assault rifle was discharged. 
Carjacking is a violation of Title 18, United States Code Section 2119.  Discharging a firearm during and in relation to a federal crime of violence is a violation of Title 18, United States Code Section 924(c)(1)(A)(iii), which provides for a term of imprisonment of not less than 10 years.  Johnson’s imprisonment will be followed by a five (5) year term of supervised release.

This case arose from an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Street Task Force and the Mobile Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Greg Bordenkircher of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama.

Updated June 28, 2017