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News release from the United States Attorney

Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced that Albert Eugene Dunn, age 27, of Valdosta, Georgia, was sentenced by the Honorable W.  Louis Sands, United States District Judge, on November 17, 2010, to 924 months (seventy-seven (77) years) in Federal prison without parole.

Dunn was charged in a seven-count indictment with three counts of carjacking and four counts of federal firearm violations arising from two separate home invasions.  The jury trial concluded on May 10, 2010 with Dunn being convicted on all counts.

Evidence presented during the course of the trial revealed that Dunn, with the help of an accomplice, invaded the homes of college students while armed with and using firearms and knives.  He demanded valuables and took vehicles belonging to the victims with the intent to cause death and serious bodily injury.

 Judge Sands granted the government's request to impose a harsher sentence than that normally provided for such cases by Federal Sentencing Guidelines,  commenting that this sentence was appropriate to provide punishment and to protect the public from future crimes of the defendant.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation sponsored Multi Agency Task Force with Lowndes County Sheriff's Office Investigator Tim Davis and Valdosta Police Department's Sergeant Kari Williams.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Verda Colvin.