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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Tennessee

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
D. Michael Dunavant
, United States Attorney
Contact: Cherri Green

Memphis Man Sentenced to 31 Years for Bank Robbery and Carjacking

Memphis, TN – Lorenzo Davis, 29, has been sentenced to 376 months in federal prison for armed bank robbery and carjacking. D. Michael Dunavant, United States Attorney announced the sentence today.

According to the information presented in court, on July 26, 2018, defendant Lorenzo Davis, 29, and two other males robbed a Memphis man at gunpoint. Davis then walked the victim two miles to an ATM machine and forced him to withdraw his last $40 at gunpoint. The next day, Lorenzo Davis committed a carjacking by shooting a Memphis man in the neck and taking his Toyota Solara.

On June 20, 2019, after a four-day trial, a federal jury convicted Davis of bank robbery, brandishing a firearm during a bank robbery, carjacking, and being a felon in possession of a firearm during both incidents.

On December 2, 2019, U.S. District Court Judge Mark Norris sentenced Davis to 376 months in federal prison followed by 3 years supervised release.

U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant said: "This is precisely the type of violent gun offender that threatens lives and public safety in Memphis. These federal bank robbery, carjacking, and firearms charges are evidence of the aggressive approach taken by this office to remove the worst of the worst offenders from our streets. This sentence confirms that there is a significant consequence for sowing lawlessness and violence in our communities, and Davis will now reap a long prison sentence for his brazen and recidivist behavior."

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Memphis Police Department Violent Crimes Unit.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Elizabeth Rogers and Neal Oldham prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.


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