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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Jackson Man to Serve 221 Months in Prison for Armed Carjacking

Jackson, Miss - Lindsey Johnson, 28, of Jackson, was sentenced on August 2, 2016, by Senior U.S. District Judge William H. Barbour, to serve a total of 221 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release for armed carjacking, felon in possession of a firearm, and brandishing a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis. He was also ordered to pay a $1500 fine. Johnson was found guilty by a jury on May 19, 2016 after a three day trial before U.S. District Judge William H. Barbour.

The crime took place on August 2, 2015 at the Northwood Village Apartments in Jackson. The victim had been visiting relatives in the apartment complex when Lindsey Johnson approached him with a .38 caliber revolver. Johnson demanded that the victim get out of the car and give him any money that he had on his person. Johnson then left the apartments in the victim’s Lexus automobile and was later spotted by Jackson Police officers. He led JPD officers on a high speed chase through the city of Jackson where they were able to safely apprehend him. JPD officers and federal agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives recovered two weapons from the vehicle.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Jackson Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Abe McGlothin, Jr. and Deputy Criminal Chief Darren LaMarca.

Updated August 3, 2016