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Pittsburgh Man Charged with Carjacking and Interstate Transportation of a Stolen Vehicle

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, PA. - A resident of Pittsburgh, PA, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating various federal carjacking and interstate commerce laws, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

The two-count Indictment named Jonathan Trowery, age 34, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, on or about January 30, 2021, Trowery is alleged to have engaged in carjacking and the interstate transportation of a stolen motor vehicle.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 25 years in prison, a fine of $500,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Douglas C. Maloney is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Agency, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, New Beaver Police Department, Cobb County Police Department (Georgia), and the Fulton County Police Department (Georgia) conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated October 20, 2021

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