☷Washington D C Man Sentenced to More Than 10 Years in Federal Prison for His Role in a Maryland Casino and Hotel Kidnapping
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Washington , D . C . Man Sentenced to Over 10 Years in Federal Prison for His Role in a Maryland Casino and Hotel Kidnapping Defendant and Others Robbed and Assaulted the Victim After Transporting Him from Maryland to Washington , D . C . , Stealing Thousands of Dollars and Other Property Greenbelt , Maryland – U . S . District Judge George J . Hazel sentenced Christopher Allen Young , a/k/a “40 , ” age 26 , of Washington , D . C . , to 126 months in federal prison , followed by 5 years of supervised release , for conspiracy to commit kidnapping , in connection with the kidnapping of a victim from a Maryland casino and hotel . The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L . Barron; Special Agent in Charge Wayne Jacobs of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Washington Field Office Criminal Division; and Special Agent in Charge Thomas J . Sobocinski of the Federal Bureau of Investigation , Baltimore Field Office . According to Young’s guilty plea , on February 3 , 2021 , Young , Darius Young a/k/a “Mup” , Anthony Hebron , Lamar Perkins , and Co - conspirator 1 worked together to kidnap a victim from a Maryland casino and hotel . Hebron and Co - conspirator 1 met Victim A at the casino and hotel , where they made the false promise that they would get women for Victim A if Victim A accompanied them to Southeast Washington , D . C . At approximately 7:30 a . m . , Victim A agreed to travel to Southeast Washington , D . C . in Co - conspirator 1’s car with Hebron and Co - conspirator 1 . At 8:12 a . m . , Young received a call from Hebron . A minute later , Young called Mup to report that Co - conspirator 1 and Hebron had “snatched” Victim A . Young advised Mup that he was going to split the proceeds of the robbery with Co - conspirator 1 and Hebron and would pay Mup from his share . Young added that , if Victim A “gets feisty , I don’t want to have to crush him . ”A short time later , Co - conspirator 1 and Hebron arrived in Southeast D . C . with Victim A , and Young and Mup got in the car . Hebron then pointed a gun at Victim A , while Young and the co - conspirators took Victim A’s personal items , including Victim A’s wallet , cellphone , and watch ( which had been purchased for approximately $500 ) , and the key to Victim A’s hotel room . Young and the co - conspirators then demanded the code to the safe in Victim A’s hotel room . After Victim A refused to provide the code to the safe , Hebron struck Victim A in the forehead with the gun , and Victim A gave up the code to his safe . Hebron then forced Victim A out of the vehicle . Young and Mup then exited the vehicle with Victim A , while Co - conspirator 1 and Hebron drove back to the casino and hotel . Young and Mup then led Victim A , at gunpoint , to a boiler room inside an apartment building in Southeast D . C . Inside the boiler room , Young and Mup physically assaulted Victim A and demanded that Victim A disclose the PIN number for his ATM card and provide details about items located in Victim A’s hotel room . According to the plea agreement , members of the conspiracy were seen on surveillance footage leaving Victim A’s hotel room with a backpack and roller suitcase , which contained items they had stolen from the room , including an Xbox , at least $1 , 500 in casino chips , and approximately $6 , 000 in cash . Soon after learning that Co - conspirator 1 and Hebron had stolen Victim A’s valuables from his hotel room , Young and Mup left the boiler room , leaving Victim A behind . Just a few moments later , law enforcement located Victim A near the apartment building , with blood running down his face and a wound on his forehead . Victim A also appeared to have suffered cuts on his mouth and eye , and a broken nose . Following the robbery and assault , Young and his co - conspirators discussed the kidnapping and robbery on a phone call . Young told the co - conspirators that he was not worried about Victim A talking to law enforcement because Victim A would be too afraid after Young and Mup threatened him . Young said he told Victim A , “If the police come , or anything come , I got your address . Mom…your little brother , all them is gone!”This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods ( PSN ) , a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone . PSN , an evidence - based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime , is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts . Through PSN , a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them . As part of this strategy , PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime . This case is an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force ( OCDETF ) investigation . OCDETF identifies , disrupts , and dismantles the highest - level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor - led , intelligence - driven , multi - agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal , state , and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks . United States Attorney Erek L . Barron commended the FBI Washington , and the FBI Baltimore Field Offices for their work in the investigation . Mr . Barron also praised the Prince George’s County Police Department for their assistance in the investigation . Mr . Barron thanked Assistant U . S . Attorney Jeffrey J . Izant and Special Assistant U . S . Attorney Jared Engelking , who are prosecuting the case . For more information on the Maryland U . S . Attorney’s Office , its priorities , and resources available to help the community , please visit https://www . justice . gov/usao - md/project - safe - neighborhoods - psnexile and https://www . justice . gov/usao - md/community - outreach . # # #
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