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Convicted Felon Sentenced to Over 38 Years in Federal Prison for Two Armed Carjackings and Firearms Offenses

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

Memphis, TN – A federal judge has sentenced a Memphis man to 466 months – more than 38 years – in federal prison for committing two carjackings and firearms offenses in the Memphis area.  United States Attorney Kevin G. Ritz announced the sentence today. 

According to information presented in court, Glenn Miller, 29, committed two back-to-back carjackings in Memphis on June 8, 2022.  First, Miller approached a man at a gas station on Chelsea Avenue and forced the victim to get into his vehicle at gunpoint. Miller continued to hold a gun on the victim and made him drive around until Miller eventually ordered the victim out of the vehicle.  Miller drove away in the victim’s car. 

Minutes later, Miller approached another man sitting in his car on Maplewood Avenue; this was around the corner from the gas station where Miller carjacked the first victim. Completely unprovoked, Miller fired two rounds at the second victim, striking the victim in the face.  The second victim was severely injured but survived.  Miller drove off in the second victim’s car and was apprehended later that day by the Memphis Police Department.  Miller was in possession of three firearms when he was arrested. 

United States Attorney Ritz stated: “Armed carjackings tear at the fabric of our society.  This defendant will spend more than 38 years in federal prison for committing multiple armed carjackings.  Our office will continue to seek justice for victims of violent crime by holding offenders accountable for their actions.” 

“ATF is on the frontline in the fight against violent crime and will continue to work side-by-side with our partners.  Carjacking investigations are a priority.  Therefore, ATF will continue to deploy traditional investigative techniques overlayed with cutting edge technology to deter these types of violent activities,” said Special Agent in Charge Marcus S. Watson of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. 

On November 17, 2023, Miller pled guilty to carjacking the second victim and discharging a firearm during that carjacking, as well as three counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Miller proceeded to trial by a jury on the remaining charges related to the carjacking of the first victim and the brandishing of a firearm during that carjacking.  On February 27, 2024, a federal jury convicted Miller of the counts related to the first carjacking after less than an hour of deliberation. 

On June 12, 2024, United States District Court Judge Sheryl H. Lipman sentenced Miller to 466 months in federal prison to be followed by three years’ supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system. 

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, as well as the Memphis Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit. 

United States Attorney Kevin Ritz thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Regina Thompson and Greg Wagner, who prosecuted this case, as well as the law enforcement partners who investigated the case.


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Updated June 13, 2024