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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Carjacker Sentenced to Over 12 Years in Prison Under Project EJECT

Jackson, Miss. – Reginald Henderson, 26, of Jackson, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge David C. Bramlette III to serve a total of 150 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for armed carjacking and brandishing a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Christopher Freeze, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Mississippi.

On February 5, 2017, Jackson Police officers responded to an armed carjacking that occurred on Grafton Street in Jackson, Mississippi. Upon arrival, the victim told officers that she had been carjacked at gunpoint of her 2016 Chevrolet Equinox while in the driveway of her home. JPD Officers identified the stolen vehicle in transit on I-55 South in Jackson with a male subject driving the vehicle. Officers pursued the vehicle until the driver wrecked near Terry Road and I-20 East in Jackson. Henderson was identified as the driver and placed under arrest. A .45 caliber handgun was located in the vehicle at the time Henderson was arrested. Henderson was wearing an ankle monitor at the time of arrest and is also a previously convicted felon.

"I applaud the men and women of the Jackson Police Department for responding so quickly to this carjacking and apprehending this violent criminal before he could harm someone else. I also commend the FBI for assisting in the investigation and our prosecutors for seeing that justice is done. This is another great example of Project EJECT making our citizens safer by taking violent criminals off our streets and delivering justice to victims," said U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Jackson Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Candace Mayberry.

This case is part of Project EJECT, an initiative by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi under the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN). EJECT is a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to fighting and reducing violent crime in Jackson through prosecution, prevention, re-entry and awareness. EJECT stands for "Empower Jackson

Expel Crime Together." PSN is a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 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.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated November 28, 2018