A Washington, DC, man was sentenced today to 357 months in prison for his role in an armed robbery and carjacking that led to a high-speed police chase and resulted in injuries to two police officers.
According to court documents, on August 28, 2019, Antwain Proctor, 36, together with Jovan Doir Johnson, obtained a stolen vehicle at gunpoint in Arlington, taking the driver with them for part of the drive. Proctor and Johnson then drove to a 7-Eleven in Lorton and robbed it at gunpoint, leaving the clerk with a visible injury. Both men then fled the 7-Eleven traveling north on Interstate 95 before taking Interstate 495 toward the Wilson Bridge, where several Virginia State Police cruisers attempted to stop the individuals in the stolen vehicle as it approached the bridge. When one cruiser attempted to stop the stolen vehicle, the vehicle drove into the rear corner of the cruiser, forcing it into the concrete median barrier at a high rate of speed. The first cruiser’s air bag deployed and the trooper was taken to the hospital with injuries as a result of the impact. A second cruiser subsequently advanced and pushed the stolen vehicle into the concrete median just before it reached the bridge. The resulting impact also caused the second cruiser’s driver-side airbag to deploy. The trooper driving that second cruiser was also subsequently taken to the hospital. The Fairfax County Police Helicopter assisted in the stop.
On December 2, 2020, Jovan Doir Johnson was sentenced to 357 months of imprisonment.
Jessica D. Aber, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Wayne A. Jacobs, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office Criminal Division; Andy Penn, Arlington County Chief of Police; Kevin Davis, Fairfax County Chief of Police; and Colonel Gary T. Settle, Virginia State Police Superintendent, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Rossie D. Alston, Jr.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ron Walutes and Bibeane Metsch prosecuted the case.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. 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.
A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 1:19-cr-351.