For Immediate Release
Friday, April 26, 2019
Hazelwood Man Pleads Guilty to Armed Carjacking Spree
Kansas City Field Division
St. Louis, MO –Jorion Garrett, 21, of Hazelwood, MO, pleaded guilty to three carjacking and two firearms charges. Garrett appeared today before U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry who accepted his plea and set his sentencing date for July 31, 2019.
According to the plea agreement, on October 28, 2017, near the 5600 block of Enright Avenue, St. Louis, Garrett approached the victim from behind. Garrett pointed a handgun at the victim, took the victim’s car keys, and drove away in the victim’s 2016 Dodge Charger. The Charger was later recovered near Garrett’s residence in Hazelwood, and Garrett’s DNA was located inside the vehicle.
On November 21, 2017, near the 10000 block of Edgefield, St. Louis County, Garrett and an another individual pointed a firearm at a victim who had previously parked her vehicle in the driveway of her residence. Garrett told the victim to drop the keys on the seat and go in the house. He and the other individual drove away in the victim’s 2016 Dodge Journey. On December 3, 2017, police found the vehicle parked in the driveway of Garrett’s residence and later located Garrett’s DNA inside the vehicle.
On January 4, 2018, near the 8300 block of Sagewood Lane, Hazelwood, two victims were delivering food to a residence as part of the Meals on Wheels Program. One victim took the meals inside the home while the other remained standing outside near her silver 2014 Jeep. Garrett approached the victim along with another individual who pointed a handgun at the victim and told her to “get back.” Garrett entered the driver’s side of the Jeep and drove away with the other assailant. Garrett later fled from police while driving the Jeep, and after he abandoned it, police recovered a fingerprint and DNA belonging to Garrett from inside the vehicle.
Under the firearms charges, Garrett faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 14 years consecutive to any sentence imposed in connection with the carjacking counts, which carry a maximum term of imprisonment of 15 years on each count. In determining the actual sentences, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is investigating this case in cooperation with the Hazelwood Police Department, the St. Louis County Police Department, and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Lisa Yemm is handling this case.