Memphis man pleads guilty to federal carjacking, gun charges


Isaiah Miller

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A young man accused in a series of carjackings pled guilty to charges, the Department of Justice announced Monday.

Isaiah Miller pleaded guilty to four carjacking and an unknown number of gun charges.

It all began in October 2018 when two men were heading back to their car at South Cooper and Nelson. They said a group of teens approached them, and one of them pointed a handgun at the men and demanded their property.

As one man tried to lie face-down, one of the suspects punched him twice in the jaw.

They got away with the keys to a Mazda CX-9 and fled north on Cooper. The victims walked to Celtic Crossing where they called police.

Those victims later identified Miller as the person who carjacked them.

But that was only the beginning of Miller’s crime spree, the Department of Justice says.

On October 11, a woman was carjacked while sitting in her Honda Civic. Two days later, a group of teens pistol whipped a man during a carjacking on Venable Avenue.

On October 17, another man was attacked while walking to his car at Walker Avenue and Tanglewood.

Miller was taken into custody on October 19 after leading police on a chase both in the stolen Honda Civic and on foot.

In each of the crimes, the victims were able to identify Miller as one of the suspects involved.

Miller faces up to 15 years in federal prison on each of the four carjacking charges, followed by three years supervised released. He faces a minimum of seven years to life for each of the gun charges.

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