For Immediate Release
Hazelwood Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Armed Carjacking Spree
St. Louis, MO – Jorion Garrett, 21, of Hazelwood, MO, was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment for three carjacking and two firearms charges. Garrett appeared today before U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry.
According to court documents, 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 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.
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.