Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Georgia
For Immediate Release
Monday, January 30, 2017
, United States Attorney
John A. Horn
Contact: Bob Page
Atlanta Man Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for Armed Carjacking at a College Park Gas Station
Atlanta Field Division
ATLANTA - Dontrail Xavier Roundtree has been sentenced to 11 years, nine months in prison for an armed carjacking in College Park, Georgia, last year. Roundtree stole a car at gunpoint at a gas station, led police on a high-speed chase, tried to flee after crashing the stolen vehicle, and then fought with police officers trying to take him into custody.
“Roundtree victimized an innocent citizen and placed the lives of other citizens and police officers in danger when he led police on a high-speed chase,” said U. S. Attorney John Horn. “The public can rest easier knowing that law enforcement put an end to Roundtree’s crime spree.”
“The sentence that Roundtree received represents the seriousness of his crime, and this is just another example of ATF’s commitment in combating violent crime to protect our communities,” said ATF Special Agent in Charge Wayne Dixie.
According to U.S. Attorney Horn, the charges and other information presented in court: On January 26, 2016, Roundtree approached a patron at a gas station in College Park, pulled a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol and demanded the victim’s car keys. Roundtree then fled in the victim’s car. After a witness called 911, a College Park Police Officer attempted to pull Roundtree over in the stolen vehicle. Roundtree then sped off.
A chase ensued on I-285 with speeds approaching 130 miles per hour. Roundtree finally crashed the car into a ditch upon exiting the interstate, and then ran while being pursued on foot by officers. Once apprehended, he was combative and kicked one officer as the officers tried to place him in custody.
Dontrail Xavier Roundtree, 24, of Atlanta, Georgia, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Steve C. Jones to 11 years, nine months in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release. Roundtree was convicted of these charges on November 7, 2016, after he pleaded guilty.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Assistant United States Attorney Jolee Porter prosecuted the case.
For further information please contact the U.S. Attorney’s Public Affairs Office at USAGAN.PressEmails@usdoj.gov or (404) 581-6016. The Internet address for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia is http://www.justice.gov/usao-ndga.