Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Tampa Field Division
At The Frontline Against Violent Crime
For Immediate Release
September 18, 2009
Contact: William Filides
Office: (813) 202-7300
Violent Offender Sentenced To 480 Months In A Federal Penitentiary For Using A Firearm To Commit A Crime Of Violence, Bank Robbery And Carjacking
ORLANDO, Fla., — United States District Judge Gregory Presnell sentenced Tracy J. Garrett, 44, of Orlando to 480 months (40 years) in a federal penitentiary for multiple counts of carjacking and using a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.
According to court documents Garrett was indicted by a federal grand jury. These charges included carjacking and bank robbery. Garrett carjacked two female victims at gunpoint. He then drove the victim’s vehicle to Bank of America locations in Orlando and robbed them of more than $6500. Due to the violence associated with Garrett’s crimes, he was exposed to significant federal sentencing guidelines.
ATF Assistant Special Agent in Charge Scott McCampbell said, “Garrett’s reign of violence is over due to the hard work of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) and ATF agents.”
This case was prosecuted as part of ATF’s Violent Crime Impact Team (VCIT) national gun violence reduction initiative. This case was jointly investigated by ATF the OCSO, and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dan Eckhart.
More information about ATF and its programs is available at www.atf.gov.