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Western District of Tennessee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 22, 2021

Madison County Man Indicted for Federal Carjacking and Firearm Offenses

 

Jackson, TN – Delvion "DJ" Beard, 20, of Jackson, Tennessee, has been indicted for the federal offenses of carjacking and brandishing a firearm in relation to a crime of violence. Acting U.S. Attorney Joseph C. Murphy Jr., announced the indictment today.

According to the indictment, on November 9, 2020, two victims were at a local gas station in Bolivar, Tennessee, when Beard, along with accomplices, Quadarius Greer, 19, and Bryson Townsley, 19, took their vehicle, an Audi A4 by force, violence and intimidation, with the intent to cause death or serious bodily harm.

On June 14, 2021, a grand jury seated in the Eastern Division of the Western District of Tennessee, returned a two-count indictment charging Beard, Greer and Townsley with carjacking and with brandishing a firearm during and in relation to the carjacking.

"I would like to thank everyone involved in the investigation of this case. Several Law enforcement agencies worked together to bring the defendants to justice. Thanks to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for taking the case," said City of Bolivar Police Chief Michael Jones.

If convicted of the carjacking offense, the defendant faces sentence up to 15 years imprisonment to be followed by three years supervised release. If convicted of using a firearm during a crime of violence offense, the defendant will face an additional mandatory minimum consecutive sentence of 7 years imprisonment; $250,000 fine and five years’ supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S. Marshals Service, Bolivar Police Department, Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office, Madison County Sheriff’s Office and the Jackson Police Department.

Trial Attorneys Sam Loeiro and Jared Hernandez with the Department of Justice’s Organized Crime and Gang Unit Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Hillary L. Parham of the Western District of Tennessee are prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The charges and allegations contained in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendants are considered innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Updated July 22, 2021