22 yr. old Clinton man sentenced to 12 years in prison after he and friends commit violent carjacking

22 yr. old Clinton man sentenced to 12 years in prison after he and friends commit violent carjacking
Darrell D. Moore

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A 22-year-old Clinton man has been sentenced to 153 months in federal prison and 3 years of supervised release for carjacking and brandishing a firearm during a violent crime.

On November 7, 2017, while Darrell D. Moore was on bond for murder in Hinds County, he, Alexus Guster and Cedric Winfield planned to rob and carjack a victim at gunpoint.

Guster lured the male victim to a location where Winfield and Moore were waiting to attack him. While Winfield and Guster talked to the victim, Moore approached him, pulled him out of his car and stole his money and vehicle at gunpoint.

When the victim ran away, Moore fired at the victim twice.

After stealing the victim’s car, Winfield drove the vehicle to his home. Moore and Guster met him there and the three searched through the car for valuables.

Moore pled guilty on November 13, 2018 and Guster pled guilty on January 23, 2019, and was sentenced to time served and a $1,000 fine. Winfield pled guilty on October 16, 2018. He is awaiting sentencing and faces a maximum penalty of fifteen years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

“This is great example of our office and law enforcement partners taking another violent criminal off the streets of Jackson," said U.S. Attorney Hurst. “Our partnerships under Project EJECT continue to make a positive difference and are making our communities, neighborhoods and families safer.”

This case is part of Project EJECT, an initiative by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi under the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN).

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