19-Year-Old Louisiana Man Indicted for Attempted Carjacking by Federal Grand Jury, He Faces Up to 15 Years if Convicted

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Published January 29, 2023

19-Year-Old Louisiana Man Indicted for Attempted Carjacking by Federal Grand Jury, He Faces Up to 15 Years if Convicted

New Orleans, Louisiana – A Louisiana man has been indicted and charged with attempted carjacking and faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that Kyren Washington, age 19, a resident of Orleans Parish, in Louisiana was charged on January 26, 2023, in a one-count indictment for an attempted carjacking that occurred on October 20, 2022.

Washington was charged with attempted carjacking under Title 18, United States Code, Section 2199.  If convicted, Washington faces up to 15 years in prison, a $250,000.00 fine, up to three years of supervised release, and a $100.00 mandatory special assessment fee.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that brings all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve together to reduce violent crime and gun violence and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy to strengthen PSN on May 26, 2021, based on the following core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

The work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the New Orleans Police Department was lauded by U.S. Attorney Evans. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Inga Petrovich of the United States Attorney’s Office’s Violent Crime Unit.

An indictment or bill of information is merely an allegation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.