Memphis Man Sentenced for Armed Carjackings

Memphis man sentenced to over 38 years in federal prison for carjackings and firearms offenses.

A federal judge has sentenced a Memphis man, Glenn Miller, to 466 months—more than 38 years—in federal prison for committing two carjackings and firearms offenses in the Memphis area. United States Attorney Kevin G. Ritz announced the sentence today.

Court documents reveal that on June 8, 2022, Miller, 29, conducted two consecutive carjackings in Memphis. Initially, he approached a man at a gas station on Chelsea Avenue, forcing him into his vehicle at gunpoint. Miller then made the victim drive around before ordering him out of the car and driving off with it.

Shortly after, Miller targeted another man sitting in his car on Maplewood Avenue, close to the gas station of the first incident. Miller fired two shots at the second victim, hitting him in the face. Despite severe injuries, the victim survived. Miller stole this second car and was later apprehended by the Memphis Police Department, in possession of three firearms.

United States Attorney Ritz stated, “Armed carjackings tear at the fabric of our society. This defendant will spend more than 38 years in federal prison for committing multiple armed carjackings. Our office will continue to seek justice for victims of violent crime by holding offenders accountable for their actions.”

Special Agent in Charge Marcus S. Watson of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) added, “ATF is on the frontline in the fight against violent crime and will continue to work side-by-side with our partners. Carjacking investigations are a priority, and ATF will continue to deploy traditional investigative techniques overlayed with cutting-edge technology to deter these types of violent activities.”

Miller pled guilty on November 17, 2023, to carjacking the second victim and discharging a firearm during that carjacking, along with three counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He proceeded to trial for the charges related to the first carjacking and brandishing a firearm during that incident, resulting in a federal jury convicting him on February 27, 2024, after less than an hour of deliberation.

On June 12, 2024, United States District Court Judge Sheryl H. Lipman sentenced Miller to 466 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Memphis Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit. United States Attorney Kevin Ritz thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Regina Thompson and Greg Wagner for prosecuting the case and acknowledged the law enforcement partners involved in the investigation.

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