A federal grand jury in Kentucky returned an indictment earlier this week, charging a local man with carjacking and a business robbery.
According to court records, Robert Dumonte, 31, of Louisville, was charged with one count of carjacking, one count of interference with commerce by robbery, and one count of brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.
The defendant is currently in custody on state charges and will be arraigned in the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky once he is transferred to federal custody.
If convicted of carjacking, he faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.
If convicted of interference with commerce by robbery, he faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. If convicted of brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, he faces a minimum sentence of 7 years and maximum sentence of life in prison to run consecutive to all other sentences.
A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors. There is no parole in the federal system.
The FBI and Louisville Metro Police Department are investigating the case.