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Press Release

Jackson Residents Sentenced to Prison for Carjacking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Mississippi


Jackson, Miss –Demario Webster, 20, and Ira McGruder, 24, both from Jackson, Mississippi, were sentenced today before U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves for their roles in a 2014 carjacking, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis announced today.

Webster was sentenced to 78 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, and McGruder was sentenced to 82 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. The defendants were also ordered to pay a total restitution amount of $49,900.00 to the victim.

The carjacking occurred on Hannah Drive in Clinton on September 30, 2014 around 8:10 PM when the victim arrived home from work. The victim was robbed of his wristwatch and cash and then forced inside his house at gunpoint by the defendants and other individuals. Once inside the house, the victim was tied up and ordered at gunpoint to reveal the location of any other cash located in his home. Among other items, the defendants stole the victim’s handguns, television, jewelry and BMW. The BMW was recovered about one hour later near the intersection of TV and Maddox Roads in Jackson.

This case was prosecuted by Deputy Criminal Chief Patrick Lemon and Criminal Chief Darren J. LaMarca. It was investigated by the Clinton Police Department, Jackson Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Updated December 21, 2016