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Two Selma men sentenced for carjacking

Two Selma men were recently sentenced in Federal Court for armed carjacking.

U.S. Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced Tuesday that Timical Hall and Tyre J. Webster were both sentenced in an armed carjacking.

In August, Hall and Webster both pled guilty. Hall pled guilty to two charges—carjacking and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. Webster pled guilty on two counts—carjacking and conspiring to commit carjacking.

On Dec. 4, Senior U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade sentenced Hall to a term of 121 months’ imprisonment, consisting of 37 months on the carjacking charge and 84 months on the gun charge, ordering that the sentences run consecutively.  Hall will serve a term of five years on supervised release upon the completion of his sentence.

For his role in the offense, Granade sentenced Webster to 63 months’ imprisonment and a three-year term of supervised release.

Hall and Webster were not ordered to pay a fine, but the judge withheld an order on restitution in an amount that will be later determined.  The court also ordered each defendant to pay $200 in special assessments.

The incident took place in Valley Grande on Feb. 5 that also involved Rayford D. Mitchell, who was sentenced to 10 years of prison on Nov. 25. A female victim pulled over to the side of the road to reply from her husband’s text. The trio pulled up behind the victim in a stolen Nissan Altima. The unidentified victim was carjacked and robbed of her phone.

Police officers located the suspects in the stolen Nissan at a local convenience store.  Mitchell and Hall unsuccessfully attempted to flee.  Police apprehended Mitchell in possession of a .9mm pistol and located a 7.62×39 caliber, AK-style firearm in the stolen Nissan.  Webster eluded capture and was arrested a week later.

The Selma, Alabama Firearms Enforcement (S.A.F.E.) Task Force investigated the case and brought it to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for prosecution.  The S.A.F.E. Task Force is comprised of the Selma Police Department, the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, the 4th Judicial Drug Task Force, the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the State of Alabama Attorney General’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Gina Vann and Erica Hilliard prosecuted the case.