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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Duane A. Evans
, United States Attorney

New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Carjacking and Weapons Violations

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – On May 30, 2023, TEVIS STANTON, age 22, a resident of Orleans Parish, pled guilty to two counts of a four-count indictment for carjacking and weapons violations announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans. Count 1 charged STANTON with a March 22, 2022 carjacking, in the 1200 block of Fern Street in New Orleans, Louisiana. Count 2 charged STANTON with using a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. His sentencing is set for September 27, 2023.

In Count 1 of the indictment charging STANTON with carjacking, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2119(1), he faces a maximum sentence of 15 years of imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000.00, and up to 3 years of supervised release. In Count 2, charging STANTON with using a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A)(ii), he faces a mandatory minimum of 7 years up to a maximum of life imprisonment, to run consecutive to any other sentence imposed, a fine of up to $250,000.00, and up to 5 years of supervised release. For each count, STANTON faces payment of a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.00.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, as well as the New Orleans Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Inga Petrovich of the Violent Crime Unit.

New Orleans Field Division