St. Louis, MO – Michael Corey Williams, Jr., 32, St. Louis, was sentenced to 123 months in prison for carjacking and brandishing a firearm during a federal crime of violence. He appeared in federal court today before U.S. District Judge Ronnie L. White.
According to court documents, on June 25, 2016, officers of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department ("SLMPD") responded to the Stadium West Garage located at 800 Clark Avenue for a robbery. Upon arrival, officers spoke with victims A.W. and K.N. The victims advised that after entering A.W.'s vehicle, two white males exited a Ford F-150 that was parked to the right of A.W.'s 2010 Audi S5. Co-defendant Christopher White ("White") approached the driver's side and pointed a small revolver at A.W., demanded his keys, and ordered him out of the vehicle and onto the ground. Michael Corey Williams, Jr. approached K.N. on the passenger side, demanded her purse, and ordered her to the ground. After White was unable to operate the vehicle, Williams re-entered the Ford F-150 and fled the scene. White fled on foot. Officers were able to track K.N. 's phone to the intersection of South 7th Street and Cerre Street in downtown St. Louis where they located the Ford F-150 unoccupied. The Ford F-150, in which officers located various stolen items, bore stolen North Carolina plates on top of the original Arkansas license plates. Officers then determined the Ford F-150 had been stolen out of West Memphis, Arkansas, on June 20, 2016. Williams’ fingerprints were located on the driver's door of the Ford F-150. Williams’ and White's DNA were located on various items found inside the Ford F-150. During the attempted carjacking of the Audi, Williams admitted that he intended to cause death or serious bodily injury, if necessary, to steal the Audi. Williams further admitted that he aided and abetted co-defendant White's possession of a firearm in furtherance of the attempted carjacking.
Co-defendant Christopher White is scheduled for sentencing on May 15, 2019.
This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and assisted by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sayler Fleming is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.