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Federal Jury Convicts Memphis Man of Bank Robbery, Carjacking

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

Memphis, TN – After a four-day trial, a federal jury has convicted a local man of bank robbery and carjacking. D. Michael Dunavant, United States Attorney announced the guilty verdict today.

According to the information presented in court, on July 26, 2018, defendant Lorenzo Davis, 29, and two other males robbed a Memphis man at gunpoint. Davis then walked the victim two miles to an ATM machine and forced him to withdraw his last $40 at gunpoint. The next day, Lorenzo Davis committed a carjacking by shooting a Memphis man in the neck and taking his Toyota Solara.

On June 20, 2019, a federal jury convicted Davis of bank robbery, brandishing a firearm during a bank robbery, carjacking, and being a felon in possession of a firearm during both incidents.

Sentencing is set for October 2, 2019, before U.S. District Court Judge Mark Norris.

U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant said: "This is precisely the type of violent gun offender that threatens lives and public safety in Memphis. These federal bank robbery, carjacking, and firearms charges are evidence of the aggressive approach taken by this office to remove the worst of the worst offenders from our streets. This jury verdict finding this dangerous criminal guilty of brazen and recidivist violent behavior demonstrates that the community is Fed Up with repeat offenders who have dedicated their lives to lawlessness and violence."

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

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Elizabeth Rogers and Neal Oldham are prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.


Cherri Green
Public Affairs
(901) 544-4231

Updated June 21, 2019