Man sentenced to 7+ years for 2018 carjacking at Memphis car wash

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Carlos Jones, 20, was sentenced to 90 months in federal prison for his role in a carjacking at a Memphis carwash in 2018.

Jones pled guilty to carjacking and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence last year.

Acting U.S. Attorney Joseph C. Murphy Jr. announced the sentencing Monday.

According to information presented in court, on July 13, 2018, at approximately 9 p.m., the victim, J.M., was washing his 2013 Volkswagen Passat at a local carwash on Holmes Road when two suspects approached.

Surveillance video showed the suspects entered the carwash in a white vehicle, exited the vehicle, and approached the victim.

The suspects pointed guns and demanded the car.

The victim said one of the suspects said, “Get the hell away from the car and go.”

Footage captured the victim’s car leaving the carwash, followed by the suspect’s vehicle.

The victim’s car was tracked by GPS and later recovered from an apartment complex in Southaven, Mississippi.

Fingerprints belonging to co-defendant Angelo Bunting, 22, were recovered from the interior of the vehicle. The victim positively identified both co-defendants as the suspects responsible for the carjacking. Bunting was previously sentenced to 20 years for this carjacking, as well as others.

On September 23, 2021, U.S. District Court Judge Mark Norris sentenced Jones to 90 months in federal prison to be followed by five years supervised release.

There is no parole in the federal system.