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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Tennessee
Joseph C. Murphy, Jr., United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Thursday, June 16, 2022

Carjackers Net a Collective Total of 41 Years in Federal Prison

Memphis, TN – Justin Huddleston, 21, Terrance Moore, 21, and Angelo Smith, 23, have been sentenced to a collective total of 492 months in federal prison for carjacking and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. Joseph C. Murphy Jr., United States Attorney, announced the sentence today.

According to the information presented in court, on Friday, September 20, 2019, at 1:45 a.m., victim R.H. was in her white Ford Fusion at the InTown Suites, when a male suspect pointed a pistol at her and carjacked her white Fusion. As the suspect drove away, he picked up two additional suspects.

Approximately two hours later, victim T.M. was at the Valero gas station on South Perkins. While inside the convenience store, a male suspect from a white sedan followed her inside and then returned to the driver seat of the white sedan. The victim drove away, and the suspect driver followed her. When the victim reached a stop sign at Cottonwood and Claudette, the white sedan cut her off. The front passenger got out of the sedan, approached the victim, pointed a pistol at her, and demanded her car. The victim sped away, and the armed suspect fired a shot.

Twenty minutes later, at the same Valero station, victim D.K. was pumping gas into his truck. The truck had an attached trailer with lawn equipment. Two male suspects from a white sedan approached him and pointed pistols at him, demanding his truck, phone, and wallet. The two suspects drove away in the victim's truck, and the driver of the white sedan followed the truck.

At 12:20 p.m. the same day, Memphis Police officers found victim R.H.'s Fusion at Big Daddy's Pawn Shop on Hickory Hill Road. Terrance Moore was in the driver seat. Angelo Smith and Justin Huddleston were in the pawn shop, pawning lawn equipment that belonged to victim D.K. Huddleston and Smith tried to run from police but were arrested.

Victim R.H. identified Terrance Moore as the armed suspect who carjacked her of her Ford Fusion. Victim D.K. identified Terrance Moore and Justin Huddleston as the armed suspects who carjacked him of his truck and trailer. Victim T.M. identified Angelo Smith as the suspect as the suspect who followed her in the Valero and drove the white sedan.

On February 8, 2022, United States District Judge Thomas L. Parker sentenced Huddleston to 180 months to be followed by five years’ supervised release. On February 11, 2022, Moore received 168 months to be followed by five years’ supervised release. Smith was sentenced on June 14, 2022, to 144 months in federal prison with five years’ supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

This case was investigated by the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Memphis Police Department.

Assistant United States Attorney Dean DeCandia prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

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