St. Louis, Missouri – Deron Mitchell, Jr., 19, of St. Louis, was sentenced to 186 months in prison for his involvement in six armed carjackings committed in 2018. In February 2020, Mitchell pled guilty to six counts of carjacking and two counts of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. Mitchell appeared today before U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel.
According to court documents, Mitchell and co-defendant Deandre Moore committed six carjackings – one on September 6, 2018; two on November 4, 2018; and three on November 5, 2018. Both defendants were caught with firearms while occupying a stolen car that contained personal property taken in other carjackings. Mitchell and Moore were arrested on November 6, 2018, and Mitchell confessed to the carjackings.
Moore previously pleaded guilty and was sentenced in May to 186 months in prison for his role in these offenses.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and the Maplewood Police Department investigated this case. Assistant United States Attorney Paul D’Agrosa handled this case for the United States Attorney’s Office.