North Carolina man sentenced to seven years in prison for interfering with interstate commerce by robbery

Published 9:56 am Saturday, April 29, 2023

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A Kinston man was sentenced April 17, 2023 to 84 months in prison for carjacking a FedEx truck, crashing it into a vehicle and a business, and trying to kidnap a child from the car he hit, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice, Eastern District of North Carolina. Dequan Martail Boone, also known as “Day Day,” 33, pleaded guilty on November 1, 2022 to one count of interfering with interstate commerce by robbery.

According to court documents and other information presented in court, Boone stole a FedEx truck by force from a driver delivering packages around 10:30 a.m. in Greenville. “Boone sped away from the scene, crashing head-on into another vehicle and then into a commercial building. Upon exiting the FedEx truck, Boone ran to the vehicle he hit and tried to take a young child from inside,” stated the release. “The child’s mother, who was driving the car, had to fight Boone off to make him release her child. Boone was subdued by bystanders and held until law enforcement arrived on scene.”

Michael Easley, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, made the announcement after sentencing by Chief U.S. District Judge Richard E. Myers II.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Greenville Police Department investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Lori B. Warlick and Aakash Singh prosecuted.

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