Broward County Residents Plead Guilty to Accessory After the Fact in Violent Armed Carjacking Spree and Homicide
Two Broward County residents pled guilty to one count of accessory after the fact for their respective roles in assisting carjacker evade law enforcement.
Wifredo A. Ferrer, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, FBI, Miami Field Office, made the announcement.
According to the criminal information and statements made in court, between December 2, 2014 and December 3, 2014, Tequilla Ingram, 33, and Jonathan Marion, 23, both of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, assisted Gregory Moore with evading law enforcement after he committed a violent armed carjacking spree and a homicide.
On December 2, 2014, Gregory Moore, 35, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, carjacked numerous vehicles in order to get to his former girlfriend’s place of employment in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Once he arrived in Hallandale Beach and located his former girlfriend inside of her vehicle, Moore opened fire striking her multiple times and killing her passenger. Moore committed several additional carjackings to flee the scene and was eventually apprehended by the FBI in West Palm Beach on December 3, 2014.
Gregory Moore was charged by indictment and is currently set for trial April 6, 2015 before U.S. District Court Judge Kenneth Marra in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Knowing that Moore had committed these crimes, Ingram picked Moore up in her vehicle, provided him with a safe haven, and checked Moore into a hotel room the night of December 2, 2014 using a false name. Ingram returned to retrieve Moore on December 3, 2014 and further assisted him in evading law enforcement until Moore was ultimately arrested. Ingram pled guilty today before U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom, and is scheduled to be sentenced on April 24, 2015, at 10:30 a.m.
Knowing that Moore had committed these crimes, Marion provided Moore with use of a cellular phone and safe haven for several hours while law enforcement conducted a massive manhunt. Marion pled guilty on January 27, 2015 before U.S. District Judge James Cohn, and is scheduled to be sentenced on April 24, 2015, at 9:00 a.m.
At sentencing, Ingram and Moore face up to 15 years in prison on the accessory after the fact count.
Mr. Ferrer commended the investigated efforts of the FBI South Florida Violent Crimes Task Force, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Broward Sherriff’s Office, Hallandale Beach Police Department, Florida Highway Patrol, West Palm Beach Police Department and Lauderhill Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jodi Anton.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.