Jefferson County Man Pleads Guilty in Federal Court

(St. Louis) A Jefferson County man pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday to three counts including carjacking; brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence; and conspiracy to posses with the intent to distribute over 500 grams of methamphetamine.

In a report from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, 26-year-old Paris Devine allegedly carjacked a vehicle after producing a firearm and demanding the victim exit the car during the late evening hours of September 28th of 2017.

The report goes on to state during the late hours of October 10th, 2017 Devine along with other suspects attempted to steal a large amount of methamphetamine, money and firearms from a personal residence in Jefferson County.

During the incident the home owner arrived at the residence and interrupted the burglary in progress, which according to the report, ended up with one of the burglars getting shot and killed by one of their associates.

Devine escaped but was later apprehended by investigators. Devine’s sentencing date has been set for May 14.