Armed Carjackers Plead Guilty in Federal Court
DALLAS—Two Dallas residents have pleaded guilty to federal felony offenses stemming from their roles in the armed carjacking of two individuals earlier this year, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.
Today, Monica Renee Metcalf, 23, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul D. Stickney and pleaded guilty to one count of carjacking and aiding and abetting and one count of using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence and aiding and abetting. She faces a statutory penalty of up to 15 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine on the carjacking count and up to life in federal prison on the firearm count.
Last week, Felipe Pinon, 27, pleaded guilty to the same offenses. His plea agreement contains a provision that, if the Court accepts that plea, the parties agree that a sentence of 360 months is the appropriate custody disposition of the case.
According to documents filed in the case, on January 18, 2015, Metcalf approached an individual (Victim 1) at a gas station near the 3300 block of Webb Chapel Extension in Dallas and asked Victim 1 for a ride. Metcalf directed Victim 1 to drive her to an apartment complex across the street, and when they arrived there, Pinon approached the vehicle and spoke with Metcalf. Metcalf then asked Victim 1 to give Pinon a ride as well, but Victim 1 refused. Pinon then brandished a handgun and pointed it at Victim 1 and demanded that Victim 1 give him everything he had. Pinon and Metcalf ordered Victim 1 out of the vehicle and drove away in it.
The next day, Metcalf approached and briefly spoke with an individual (Victim 2) who was seated in his vehicle near the 300 block of S. Seagoville Road in Dallas. As Metcalf walked away from Victim 2, Pinon approached Victim 2. Pinon brandished a handgun and ordered Victim 2 to get out of the vehicle. Then, Pinon, Metcalf, and another individual drove away in Victim 2’s vehicle.
The Dallas Police Department and the FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Poe is in charge of the prosecution.