For Immediate Release
New Orleans Man Sentenced for Carjacking and Weapons Violations
NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, Tevis Stanton, age 22, a resident of Orleans Parish, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle to imprisonment for 114 months, 3 years of supervised release, and a mandatory $200 special assessment fee after pleading to two counts of a four-count indictment.
Count 1 of the indictment charged Stanton with carjacking, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2119(1). Count 2 of the indictment charged Stanton with using a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A)(ii).
According to court documents, Stanton committed a carjacking on March 22, 2022, in the 1200 block of Fern Street in New Orleans. In order to gain access to the vehicle during the carjacking, Stanton threatened to kill the victims as he was brandishing a firearm. Later, after the vehicle was located at an apartment complex, detectives identified Stanton as the perpetrator of the carjacking.
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 of Justice 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.