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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

100 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401

Post Office Box 8970
Savannah, GA 31412

(912) 652-4422

Fax: (912) 652-4805

www.justice.gov/usao/gas

For Immediate Release

July 24, 2009

Edmund A. Booth, Jr., United States Attorney

(706) 724-0517

Savannah Man Sentenced To 170 Months Imprisonment For Carjacking Conviction

Edmund A. Booth, Jr., United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia, announced today that Juwan Leonard Hall, age 23, of 19 Burke Avenue, Savannah, Georgia, was sentenced to 170 months imprisonment in U.S. District Court by U.S. District Judge B. Avant Edenfield. Hall had previously entered a guilty plea to Carjacking on February 24, 2009.

Booth noted that the case against Hall resulted from an investigation by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in conjunction with the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, the Hardeeville Police Department and the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department.

Booth further noted that the evidence at Hall’s plea hearing showed that Hall, who is a convicted felon, shot the 17 year old victim two times with a firearm, stole the victim’s pickup truck, and then engaged various law enforcement agencies in a high-speed chase, which ended with Hall’s capture in Savannah, Georgia. The victim of this incident suffered life-threatening gunshot wounds to his leg and abdomen, and was helicoptered to Savannah Memorial University Medical Center, where he survived his injuries.

Booth stated that Hall will be required to serve a three year period of supervised release following completion of his 170 months prison sentence. Booth added “there is no parole in the federal system.” Hall is currently in the custody of the United States Marshal awaiting transfer to a federal facility designated by the Bureau of Prisons.

Booth praised the cooperative efforts of agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, the Hardeeville Police Department, and the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department, in the investigation and apprehension of Hall for this crime of violence.

The Government was represented by Brian Rafferty, Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia.

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