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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Texas
Leigha Simonton, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Monday, November 20, 2023

Armed Carjacker Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison

A Dallas man who carjacked a woman at gunpoint was sentenced last week to 15 years in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Leigha Simonton.

Randy Hordge, 22, pleaded guilty in January 2023 to carjacking. He was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay.

“This is another example of the ATF’s and our U.S. Attorney’s Office’s commitment to aggressively pursuing those who commit violent crimes in Dallas,” said U.S. Attorney Simonton. “Reducing violent crime is not enough—we will not rest as long as any citizen is victimized in this way. I am proud that this case serves as an example of that commitment.”

“ATF remains vigilant and steadfast in our fight against violent crime in North Texas. ATF is grateful to the U.S. Attorney’s Office and our law enforcement partners who work tirelessly to pursue the worst of the worst lawbreakers who commit these heinous crimes. Mr. Hordge now has 15 years to think about and regret his actions,” said ATF Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey C. Boshek II.

According to plea papers, on Oct. 7, 2020, Hordge – two hours after committing another armed carjacking where he pulled a victim out of her vehicle by her hair – pointed a firearm at a female in a residential driveway and forced her into her car. Hordge drove off with the individual in the car begging for her life. Hordge eventually pulled the car over and told the individual that she had five seconds to run or that she would be shot.

The carjacking was reported to police and Hordge was later arrested and identified.

ATFs’ Dallas Field Division conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary Tromblay prosecuted the case.


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