St. Louis, Missouri – Daquan Sanders, 20, of St. Louis, was sentenced to 104 months in prison for his involvement in an armed carjacking committed in April 2019. In June 2020, Sanders pled guilty to one count of carjacking and one count of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. Sanders appeared today before U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry.
According to court documents, on April 1, 2019, Sanders and co-defendant Terrance Brew approached two individuals in a park in St. Louis County. The victims were playing basketball within the park. Sanders and Brew, each armed with a firearm, approached the victims and demanded their belongings. One victim gave his cell phone and the other victim stated that he had nothing but his car keys.
While Sanders held the two victims at gunpoint, Brew reached into the victim’s pocket and removed his car keys. Sanders and Brew then fled the scene in the victim’s car.
Later that evening, St. Louis County Police located the carjacked vehicle. Brew was driving the vehicle, and Sanders was in the front passenger seat. Police tried to perform a traffic stop, but Brew failed to pull over which resulted in a fifteen-mile police chase through St. Louis City.
The vehicle chase ended when Brew crashed into concrete barriers that blocked off a residential street to vehicular travel. Brew and Sanders then fled on foot and both were apprehended.
Co-defendant Brew pled guilty on September 10 and will be sentenced in December.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the St. Louis County Police Department investigated this case. Assistant United States Attorney Jason Dunkel handled this case for the United States Attorney’s Office.