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Pair of Armed Carjackers Sentenced to Federal Prison

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


Memphis, TN – Ramone Ervin, 21, and Jaquarious Douglas, 22, have been sentenced to federal prison for carjacking and using a firearm during a crime of violence. Acting U.S. Attorney Joseph C. Murphy Jr., announced the sentence today.

According to information presented in court, on February 26, 2020, at 2:41 pm, the victim had taken her 2017 BMW 330 to Gateway Tires in Memphis for repairs. As the victim proceeded to leave, Jaquarious Douglas approached the victim's car, pointed a handgun, and told her to get out of the car. The victim got out and ran into the business.

Douglas drove off in victim’s car and Ervin followed in a black Infinity. When law enforcement arrived, they retrieved video surveillance from Gateway which showed the carjacking and captured the images of Douglas getting out of the Infinity. About an hour later, officers located both cars and a chase ensued. Ervin, who drove the Infinity, wrecked the car, and was placed into custody. Ervin admitted to his participation in the carjacking. Although Douglas evaded law enforcement during the chase while driving the victim’s BMW, he was later located and placed into custody.

On October 6, 2021, U.S. District Judge Jon P. McCalla sentenced Douglas to 130 months imprisonment to be followed by three years supervised release. Ervin was sentenced on December 10, 2021, to 125 months in federal prison to be followed by three years supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Memphis Police Department – Violent Crime Unit investigated this case.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Tennessee prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.


Updated December 13, 2021