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Carjacking defendant who fled after bench trial sentenced to more than 12 years in prison

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

DAYTON – A Dayton man was sentenced in U.S. District Court today to 150 months in prison for using a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, carjacking and conspiring to commit carjacking.


A. Philip Thomas Christian Daugherty, 26, also known as “Fetty Too Federal,” pleaded guilty to the carjacking crimes but contested the firearm charge. Senior U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Rose found Daugherty guilty of the firearm charge following a bench trial.


Daugherty appeared in court for his final bench trial session on June 17, 2020, and fled from the federal courthouse after having his bond revoked and being told to turn himself in to the United States Marshals.


He was a fugitive for more than four months until he was apprehended in October 2020 in a private residence in Columbus by the U.S. Marshals Service’s special fugitive apprehension team (SOFAST).


According to court documents and trial testimony, Daugherty was one of four co-conspirators convicted federally for taking part in an armed, violent carjacking in Dayton on July 6, 2018.


Daugherty was originally indicted by a grand jury in November 2018 and pleaded guilty to the carjacking crimes prior to his bench trial on the gun charge.


Vipal J. Patel, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio; Roland Herndon, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); and Montgomery County Sheriff Rob Streck announced the sentence imposed today by Senior U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Rose. Assistant United States Attorney Dwight K. Keller is representing the United States in this case.


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Updated April 29, 2021

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime