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Carjackers Net a Collective Total of 41 Years in Federal Prison

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

Memphis, TN – Justin Huddleston, 21, Terrance Moore, 21, and Angelo Smith, 23, have been sentenced 
to a collective total  of 492 months in federal prison  for carjacking and brandishing a firearm 
during and in relation to a crime of violence.  Joseph C. Murphy Jr., United States Attorney, 
announced the sentence today.

According to the information presented in court, on Friday, September 20, 2019, at 1:45 a.m., 
victim R.H. was in her white Ford Fusion at the InTown Suites, when a male suspect pointed a  
pistol  at her and carjacked her white  Fusion. As  the suspect drove away, he picked up two 
additional suspects.

Approximately  two  hours  later,  victim  T.M.  was  at  the  Valero  gas  station  on  South 
Perkins. While inside the convenience store, a male suspect from a white sedan followed her inside 
and then returned to the driver seat of the white sedan. The victim drove away, and the suspect 
driver followed her. When the victim reached a stop sign at Cottonwood and Claudette, the white  
sedan cut her off.  The  front  passenger got out of  the  sedan, approached the victim, pointed a 
pistol  at her, and demanded her car. The victim sped away, and the armed suspect fired a shot.

Twenty minutes later, at the same Valero station, victim D.K. was pumping gas into his truck. The 
truck had an attached trailer with lawn equipment. Two male suspects from a white sedan approached 
him and pointed pistols at him, demanding his truck, phone, and wallet. The two suspects drove away 
in the victim's truck, and the driver of the white sedan followed the truck.

At 12:20  p.m. the same day, Memphis Police officers found victim R.H.'s Fusion at Big Daddy's Pawn 
Shop on Hickory Hill Road. Terrance Moore was in the driver seat. Angelo Smith and  Justin 
Huddleston were  in  the  pawn  shop,  pawning  lawn  equipment that
belonged to victim D.K.  Huddleston and Smith tried to run from police but were arrested.

Victim  R.H. identified Terrance Moore  as the armed suspect who carjacked her of her Ford Fusion. 
Victim D.K. identified Terrance Moore and Justin Huddleston as the armed suspects who carjacked him 
of his truck and trailer. Victim T.M. identified Angelo Smith as the suspect as the suspect who 
followed her in the Valero and drove the white sedan.

On   February  8,  2022,   United   States  District   Judge  Thomas  L.  Parker  sentenced 
Huddleston to 180 months to be followed by five years’ supervised release.  On February 11,  2022,  
Moore  received 168 months to  be  followed by  five years’ supervised release. Smith was sentenced 
on June 14, 2022,  to 144 months in federal prison with five years’ supervised release.  There is 
no parole in the federal system.

This case was investigated by the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Memphis 
Police Department.

Assistant United States Attorney Dean DeCandia prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.


Updated June 17, 2022