Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Aliceville man charged in armed car-jacking

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A federal grand jury Wednesday indicted an Aliceville man for a 2009 car-jacking in Tuscaloosa.

U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, in a statement to FOX6 News, said Brandon Terrell Peebles, 22, was charged with car-jacking and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence.

Vance said Peebles was charged with forcibly taking a vehicle from a Tuscaloosa woman on Aug. 28, 2009, and using and carrying a firearm during the car-jacking.

If convicted of car-jacking, Vance said Peebles would face a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Conviction for the attending gun count carries a maximum sentence of life in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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