According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, D’wan Dillard, Jr., 21, of Cleveland, will serve more than 23 years in prison for his role in two carjackings.
He was sentenced to 194 months in federal prison and this latest sentence will be served after he serves seven years in state prison for a different crime, according to the U S. Attoney's Office.
Dillard had been previously found guilty of two counts of carjacking and one count of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, the U.S. Attorney's Office added.
According to a news release, Dillard participated in carjackings in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood on Aug. 14 and 19, 2015.
It was determined that Dillard and Tervon’tae Taylor robbed a man leaving restaurant after visiting a friend. Dillard and Taylor pistol whipped him and stole his wallet and 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
In the second robbery, they stole a Porsche, according to court documents.
Dillard, Taylor, Kenneth Jackson, Antowine Palmer and Calvin Rembert were all convicted of crimes related to a series of carjackings in Cleveland, the U.S. Attorney said, and Taylor, Jackson, Palmer, Rembert all await sentencing.
David A. Sierleja, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, said “This defendant used a firearm to rob people who were working or visiting friends. This sentence demonstrates our commitment to using every statute available to lock up violent predators.”
Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Cleveland office, said "These defendants terrorized victims and the city with their dangerous, gun-wielding car thefts. The Violent Crime Task Force and our local partners are committed to aggressively investigate predators who choose to engage in heinous acts of violence against our citizens.”
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