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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Tennessee
Kevin G. Ritz, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Memphis Man Sentenced to 16 Years in Federal Prison for Series of Robberies

Memphis, Tenn. – A federal judge has issued a sentence of 16 years in federal prison to the second of two people involved in a series of armed robberies in October 2021. Memphis resident Marshall Marshall, 21, was sentenced to 192 months in federal prison for his role in a carjacking, an attempted carjacking, and robbery of a local business. U.S. District Court Judge Sheryl H. Lipman also ordered Marshall to serve three years of supervised release upon completion of his prison term. United States Attorney Kevin Ritz announced the sentencing today.

There is no parole in the federal system.

Marshall’s co-defendant, Khavah Levy, 19, was sentenced on June 29 to 96 months in prison after previously pleading guilty to aiding and abetting Marshall in the commission of the business robbery and attempted carjacking. Judge Lipman also ordered that Levy serve three years of supervised release.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Memphis Police Department Safe Streets Task Force.

According to information presented in court, Marshall and Levy engaged in a series of robberies in October 2021.

  • On October 2, Marshall ordered a victim out of his vehicle and stole $145 in cash from him.
  • Later that day, Marshall pointed a gun at a convenience store clerk and, with Levy’s help, stole $500 from the cash register.
  • On October 3, the pair attempted to carjack another victim at gunpoint while that person was parked at a local grocery store.

Assistant United States Attorney Raney Irwin prosecuted this case for the United States.;

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.


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