The Department of Justice released the following statement verbatim:
Jackson, Miss - Gregory Hines, age 20 and Deontra Deon Paige, age 19, both of Jackson, were sentenced on January 10, 2017 before U.S. District Judge David Bramlette III to a term of 60 months in federal prison, after having previously pled guilty in U.S. District Court to armed carjacking, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis.
The crime took place on February 6, 2016 at a residence in Jackson. The victims, a husband and wife, had arrived home for the evening, when the wife decided to retrieve her Bible from their vehicle. As she attempted to do so, the defendants approached her, both bearing firearms. The defendants ordered her out of the vehicle and demanded the keys. The husband located the keys and tossed them to the defendants. The defendants left in the vehicle where Jackson Police Department officers subsequently apprehended them in the drive thru of the Burger King restaurant on Terry Road in Jackson. Jackson Police Department officers were able to locate the weapons used in the carjacking.
Hines and Paige’s 60 months’ terms of imprisonment shall be immediately followed by a three-year term of supervised release and they were both further ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $1,500.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives along with the Jackson Police Department, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Abe McGlothin, Jr.