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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Jackson Man Sentenced to 180 months in Prison for Armed Carjacking


Jackson, Miss. - Suava Blair, 20, of Jackson, Mississippi, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate to 180 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release, after having pled guilty to brandishing and possessing a firearm during a carjacking, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze, Federal Bureau of Investigation. Blair was also ordered to pay a $1,500.00 fine.

On October 2, 2015, Blair went to New Stage Theatre in Jackson and carjacked a victim as she opened the door to her vehicle. Blair held a gun to the victim’s head and demanded that she "get out the vehicle and leave everything inside." Blair, along with a passenger, drove away in the carjacked vehicle. A week later, on October 9, 2015, Jackson Police Officers patrolling the area around the Mississippi State Fairgrounds came into contact with the carjacked vehicle. The officers attempted to execute a stop on the vehicle. Instead, the driver, Suava Blair, led officers on a foot chase before eventually getting back into the carjacked vehicle and attempting to run over the officers. The officers discharged their service weapons, striking Blair in his right leg. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated, apprehended and arrested.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with the Jackson Police Department, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Abe McGlothin, Jr.

Updated January 23, 2018