Monday, August 8, 2016
DALLAS— Two Dallas residents who pleaded guilty to federal felony offenses stemming from their armed carjacking of two victims in Dallas in January 2015 have been sentenced to lengthy prison sentences, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.
Monica Renee Metcalf, 24, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay to serve a total of 176 months in federal prison. She pleaded guilty in November 2015 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.
Her then-boyfriend, co-defendant Felipe Pinon, 28, who pleaded guilty to the same offenses, was sentenced by Judge Lindsay in April 2016 to serve 360 months in federal prison.
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 Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation. Deputy Criminal Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary Tromblay and Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Poe prosecuted the case.