CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Jordan Allen Williams, 25, of Charlotte, was sentenced to 12 years in prison today on carjacking and firearms offenses, announced William T. Stetzer, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. U.S. District Judge Max O. Cogburn Jr. also ordered Williams to serve five years of supervised release upon completion of the prison term.
Ronnie Martinez, Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Charlotte, and Chief Johnny Jennings of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) join Acting U.S. Attorney Stetzer in making today’s announcement.
According to court documents and today’s sentencing hearing, on June 2, 2019, at approximately 2:45 p.m., Williams and a co-conspirator approached a male victim at the parking lot of the victim’s apartment complex in Charlotte. Williams pointed a firearm at the victim and ordered the victim to hand over his cell phone, wallet and car keys. The victim complied, and Williams ordered the victim to lay down on the sidewalk or Williams would shoot him. Williams and his co-conspirator fled the scene in the victim’s Jeep Grand Cherokee. CMPD officers located the vehicle shortly thereafter, and Williams and his co-conspirator were arrested after Williams crashed the stolen vehicle while attempting to evade the police.
In March 2020, Williams pleaded guilty to carjacking and brandishing a firearm during, in relation to, and in furtherance of a crime of violence. Court records show that, between 2014 and 2016, Williams was convicted of multiple counts of Breaking and Entering and other felony convictions in Mecklenburg County. During his incarceration for these crimes in 2017, Williams admitted to being a member of the United Blood Nation (UBN) or “Bloods” gang.
Williams is currently in custody and will be transferred to custody of the federal Bureau of Prisons upon designation of a federal facility.
The investigation was handled by ICE-HSI and CMPD. Assistant U.S. Attorney William Bozin of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte prosecuted the case.