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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 8, 2022

Perpetrator of Multiple Carjackings, Kidnappings, and Robberies Pleads Guilty

Miami, Florida – A 28-year-old Sunrise, Florida, man has pled guilty to federal carjacking, kidnapping, bank robbery, and firearms offenses.

Court filings reveal that from January 1, 2021, through January 29, 2021, defendant Tevin Shane Souffranc committed multiple violent crimes throughout Broward and Collier Counties.  During his crime spree, Souffranc kidnapped a woman and forcefully struck her in the face three times with his gun, chipping two of her teeth and causing lacerations on her face; stole a vehicle at gunpoint and attempted another woman on a different occasion; robbed two banks; and attempted to rob two other banks.  At the time of his arrest, Souffranc was in possession of the firearm that he used in the crimes.

Souffranc pled guilty to one count of carjacking, one count of kidnapping, two counts of bank robbery, one count of attempted bank robbery, and two counts of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.  Souffranc is scheduled for sentencing at 11:00 am on June 15, before U.S. District Judge Roy K. Altman, who sits in Fort Lauderdale.  He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 14 years’ imprisonment and a maximum of life imprisonment.  

Juan Antonio Gonzalez, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Miami, announced the guilty plea.

FBI Miami investigated the case, with assistance from Broward Sheriff’s Office, Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Hollywood Police Department, Collier County Police Department, Boca Raton Police Department, and Sunrise Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorneys Ajay Alexander and Brooke Latta are prosecuting this case.  Assistant United States Attorney Annika Miranda is handling asset forfeiture.

This case stems from Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that brings together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  In 2017, PSN was reinvigorated as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime. 

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or at http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov, under case number 21-cr-60069.

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Contact: 
Marlene Rodriguez Special Counsel to the U.S. Attorney Public Affairs Officer USAFLS.News@usdoj.gov
Updated April 8, 2022