Two Jackson men enter guilty pleas in 2014 carjacking case - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Two Jackson men enter guilty pleas in 2014 carjacking case

Demario Webster (Source: Madison Co. Detention Center) Demario Webster (Source: Madison Co. Detention Center)
Ira McGruder (Source: Madison Co. Detention Center) Ira McGruder (Source: Madison Co. Detention Center)
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Friday the U.S. Department of Justice said two Jackson men entered guilty pleas on carjacking before US.District Judge Carlton W. Reeves.

Demario Webster, 20, and Ira McGruder, 24, both of Jackson were involved in the 2014 incident. 

The carjacking occurred at a residence in Clinton on September 30, 2014.

When the victim arrived home from work, he was robbed of his wristwatch and cash and then forced inside his house at gunpoint by four individuals. Once inside the house, the victim was tied up and ordered at gunpoint to reveal the location of any other cash located in his home.

Among other items, the four individuals stole the victim’s handguns, television, jewelry and BMW. The BMW was recovered about one hour later near the intersection of TV and Maddox Roads in Jackson.

Sentencing in this case has been set for December 1, 2016. The defendants each face a maximum penalty of fifteen years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

The case is being prosecuted by Deputy Criminal Chief Darren J. LaMarca and Assistant United States Attorney Patrick Lemon. It was investigated by the Clinton Police Department, Jackson Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
 

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