A 22-year-old Dallas man, Randy Hordge, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison last week for a carjacking incident, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Leigha Simonton.
Hordge had pleaded guilty to the carjacking charge in January 2023, and his sentencing took place on Friday before U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay.
U.S. Attorney Simonton emphasized the commitment of the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) and the U.S. Attorney's Office to aggressively pursue individuals involved in violent crimes in Dallas. She stated, "Reducing violent crime is not enough—we will not rest as long as any citizen is victimized in this way. I am proud that this case serves as an example of that commitment."
ATF Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey C. Boshek II expressed gratitude to the United States Attorney's Office and law enforcement partners for their tireless efforts in the fight against violent crime in North Texas. Boshek added, "Mr. Hordge now has 15 years to think about and regret his actions."
According to plea papers, on October 7, 2020, Hordge, just two hours after another armed carjacking where he forcibly removed a victim from her vehicle by her hair, pointed a firearm at a female in a residential driveway and compelled her into her car. Hordge drove off with the terrified individual, who pleaded for her life. Eventually, he pulled the car over and warned the victim that she had five seconds to run or face being shot.
The carjacking was reported to the police, leading to Hordge's later arrest and identification.