For Immediate Release
Twin Brothers Sentenced to Federal Prison for Firearms Theft After Ramming a Stolen Car Into Speedway Gun Store
INDIANAPOLIS – Jayveon Majors, 19, of Indianapolis, was sentenced to 38 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to theft of firearms from a federal firearms licensee. Codefendant and Jayveon’s twin brother, Tayveon Majors, also pleaded guilty to stealing firearms and was sentenced to 40 months in federal prison on September 21, 2021.
According to court documents, early on the morning of January 21, 2021, Jayveon drove his brother to an Indianapolis car dealership, where Tayveon stole a car. The brothers then drove separately to a gun store in Speedway, Indiana. Tayveon used the stolen car to smash a hole into the side of the gun store to gain entry inside the building, while Jayveon served as a lookout from inside the getaway car. Video surveillance cameras in the store captured images of Tayveon carrying firearms out of the store and loading them into the getaway car. Javyeon drove the getaway car, his brother, and the guns to their Indianapolis residence. Tayveon stole 10 firearms from the store’s inventory and one additional firearm that was on the premises.
Following a tip from the public, a search warrant was executed at the brothers’ residence on January 26, 2021. Police found and arrested the two brothers, who were inside the residence at the time of the search. Police also recovered four of the stolen guns from the Speedway gun store robbery. During an interview with police, Tayveon admitted that he’d planned on selling the stolen guns and stolen vehicle.
Zachary A. Myers, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, and Daryl S. McCormick, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Columbus Field Division, made the announcement.
ATF investigated the case in conjunction with IMPD. Sentence was imposed by U.S. District Judge James R. Sweeney II. As part of the sentence, Judge Sweeney ordered that Jayveon and Tayveon each be supervised by the U.S. Probation Office for two years following their release from federal prison.
U.S. Attorney Myers thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney William L. McCoskey who prosecuted this case.
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.