Jackson Men Plead Guilty to Carjacking
Jackson, Miss –Demario Webster, 20, and Ira McGruder, 24, both from Jackson, entered guilty pleas today before U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves to carjacking, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis announced.
The carjacking occurred at a residence in Clinton, Mississippi on September 30, 2014. When the victim arrived home from work, he was robbed of his wristwatch and cash and then forced inside his house at gunpoint by four individuals. Once inside the house, the victim was tied up and ordered at gunpoint to reveal the location of any other cash located in his home. Among other items, the four individuals stole the victim’s handguns, television, jewelry and BMW. The BMW was recovered about one hour later near the intersection of TV and Maddox Roads in Jackson.
Sentencing in this case has been set for December 1, 2016. The defendants each face a maximum penalty of fifteen years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.
The case is being prosecuted by Deputy Criminal Chief Darren J. LaMarca and Assistant United States Attorney Patrick Lemon. It was investigated by the Clinton Police Department, Jackson Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Kingfish note: Webster has also been indicted for burglary (two counts), armed robbery, kidnapping, and grand larceny (auto). Those cases are pending in Hinds County Circuit Court.