For Immediate Release
Sikeston Man Pleads Guilty to Carjacking and Firearm Charges
The United States Attorney's Office announced that Dylan J. Nobles, age 20, of Sikeston, Missouri, pled guilty to one felony count of Carjacking, and one felony count of Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Crime of Violence. He appeared before United States District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr.
At his plea hearing on December 11, 2018, Nobles admitted that on April 23, 2018, he went as a passenger in a car with another man to a house in rural Scott County. Nobles attempted to break into the home, but was unsuccessful. The other man attempted to get Nobles to leave the property. At that point, Nobles drew a handgun from his pocket and shot the other man in the arm. The man fled into a field, with Nobles chasing him. The man turned around and Nobles shot him in the face. The man fell and feigned his own death. Nobles then went back to the victim’s car and drove it away. Nobles was found the next day, still driving the victim’s car. Nobles admitted that he used the firearm in furtherance of the carjacking crime.
Nobles’ sentencing is set for March 13, 2019. Nobles faces a maximum punishment of fifteen years imprisonment for the carjacking, life imprisonment for possessing the firearm, and a $250,000 fine for each count. His minimum sentence for possessing the firearm in furtherance of the carjacking crime is ten years imprisonment and any sentence for that crime must be served
consecutively to any other sentence of imprisonment imposed against Nobles, including the sentence for the carjacking.
This case was investigated by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant United States Attorney Keith D. Sorrell handled the prosecution for the Government.