Federal indictments charge two violent carjackings in Chicago | USAO-NDIL

CHICAGO — The U.S. Attorney’s Office today announced federal charges against three people in connection with separate violent carjackings in Chicago.

United States v. Kimbrough, 22 CR 330

TRIMANE O. KIMBROUGH, 20, of Chicago, is charged with one count of carjacking and one count of using, carrying and brandishing a firearm in a violent crime, according to an indictment filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Chicago. Kimbrough allegedly brandished a semi-automatic handgun and stole a 2010 Mazda 6 from a victim in Chicago on May 2, 2022.

The carjacking count faces up to 15 years in federal prison. The firearm charge carries a minimum prison sentence of seven years and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, which must be served consecutively to the sentence imposed for the embezzlement offense car.

Kimbrough is currently being held by law enforcement. The appearance in federal court in Chicago has not yet been scheduled.

The investigation was led by the FBI-led Violent Crimes Task Force, which includes the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, the Illinois State Police and the Chicago Police Department. Valuable assistance was provided by the Northwestern University Police Department. The government is represented by Assistant US Attorney Jasmina Vajzovic.

United States v Clay and Cain, 22 CR 333

ALLEN CLAY, 20, and NARONN CAIN, 25, both of Chicago, are each charged with one count of carjacking and one count of using, carrying and brandishing a firearm during of a felony of violence, according to an indictment filed Wednesday in the U.S. District. Court in Chicago. Clay brandished a semi-automatic handgun and Cain brandished a semi-automatic rifle when the couple stole a 2011 Kia Optima from a victim in Chicago on April 25, 2022, the indictment says.

The carjacking count faces up to 15 years in federal prison. The firearm charge carries a minimum prison sentence of seven years and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, which must be served consecutively to the sentence imposed for the embezzlement offense car.

Clay and Cain are currently in the custody of law enforcement. Indictments in federal court in Chicago have not yet been scheduled.

The investigation was led by the FBI-led Violent Crimes Task Force, which includes the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, the Illinois State Police and the Chicago Police Department. The government is represented by Assistant US Attorney Albert Berry III.

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“Our message to would-be car thieves is simple: Committing a senseless act of violence like carjacking will earn you a spot in federal prison for a long time,” said U.S. Attorney John R. Lausch, Jr. for the Northern District of Illinois. “We work closely with our law enforcement partners to prosecute, prosecute and detain violent car thieves and armed offenders in Chicago.”

“This indictment shows that the Violent Crimes Task Force is working hard to remove carjackers and illegal weapons from our streets,” said Emmerson Buie, Jr., Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Field Office. in Chicago. “The FBI is committed to using every resource in our arsenal to stop carjackings and make our communities safer.”

The public is reminded that an indictment is not proof of guilt. Defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial in which the government bears the burden of proving their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. If found guilty, the court must impose reasonable sentences under federal law and US sentencing guidelines.

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