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Southern District of Mississippi

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Jury Finds Jackson Man Guilty in Armed Carjacking Case

 

Jackson, Miss - Following a three day trial in United States District Court in Jackson, a jury found Lindsey Johnson, age 28, of Jackson, guilty of armed carjacking, felon in possession of a firearm, and brandishing a firearm during the commission of a felony, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis.

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.

Johnson will be sentenced by U.S. District Judge William H. Barbour on August 2, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. The maximum penalty for the carjacking offense is 15 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. The maximum penalty for the felon in possession of a firearm offense is 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. The maximum penalty for brandishing a firearm during the commission of a felony is 7 years in federal prison and, under federal law, must run consecutive to the time he will receive on the first two counts.

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

Updated May 20, 2016