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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Two Charged Federally In Connection With Carjackings

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A federal grand jury in Louisville, Kentucky, returned an indictment on June 16, 2021, charging two Louisville men with carjacking and brandishing firearms.

According to court documents, Cameron Burnett, 30, carjacked a Toyota Camry while brandishing a firearm on January 18, 2021, in Louisville Kentucky.  Additionally, Burnett and Timothy McCurley, 33, carjacked a Hyundai Tucson on January 22, 2021, in Mt. Washington, Kentucky.  During the course of that crime, McCurley brandished a firearm. 

Burnett is charged with carjacking and brandishing a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence. The defendant made his initial court appearance on June 22, 2021, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Regina S. Edwards of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. If convicted, he faces a mandatory maximum penalty of 15 years in prison for each carjacking and a mandatory minimum penalty of 7 years in prison for brandishing a firearm. 

McCurley is charged with carjacking and brandishing a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence. The defendant will make his initial court appearance on July 29th at 1:30 pm, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison for carjacking and a mandatory minimum penalty of 7 years in prison for brandishing a firearm.  For each defendant, a federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky; and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge of the Louisville Field Office Robert Brown made the announcement.

The FBI, Louisville Metro Police Department, Mt. Pleasant Police Department, and Elizabethtown Police Department are investigating the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Ann Marie Blaylock is prosecuting the case.

An indictment is merely an allegation and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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Updated June 29, 2021