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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Maryland

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Jonathan F. Lenzner
, United States Attorney
Contact: Alexis Abbott

Baltimore Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Armed Carjacking

Douglas Struck Victim in the Face and Ribs With a Firearm While Committing a Robbery and Carjacking

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Devontay Douglas, age 23, of Baltimore, Maryland, to 10 years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release for his role in an armed carjacking.

The sentence was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Jonathan F. Lenzner; Special Agent in Charge Timothy Jones of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field Division; and Commissioner Michael Harrison of the Baltimore Police Department (BPD).

According to his guilty plea, on July 10, 2018, Douglas and a co-conspirator robbed a pizza delivery employee at a Baltimore, Maryland apartment complex. During the robbery, Douglas brandished a black semi-automatic handgun and struck the victim in the face and ribs several times. Douglas and his co-conspirator then took the victim’s keys, cell phone and approximately $50 in cash.

Subsequently, Douglas and his co-conspirator stole the victim’s vehicle and attempted to flee the area. The victim immediately notified nearby security guards that he had been robbed and identified the stolen vehicle. Security guards quickly approached the vehicle with weapons drawn and ordered Douglas to stop. Douglas stopped the vehicle and placed his hands in the air. Meanwhile, Douglas’s co-conspirator fled on foot and was not apprehended. The security guards detained Douglas until BPD officers arrived.

When the BPD officers arrived, the officers recovered a Glock, 9mm handgun, loaded with approximately 15 rounds, in the driver’s side front floorboard where Douglas had been sitting.

Acting United States Attorney Jonathan F. Lenzner commended the ATF and BPD for their work in the investigation. Mr. Lenzner thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney John W. Sippel who prosecuted the case.

Baltimore Field Division