Overdue Justice: Killeen, Texas Man Gets 35+ Years for 2020 Crime
It was justice delayed, but not denied.
Darius Letrayal King of Killeen, Texas has been sentenced to 427 months -- more than 35 years -- for a crime he committed over two years ago, while his accomplice received a 12-year sentence. King was convicted of carjacking and armed robberies of two area stores in 2020.
KWTX is reporting that King and his codefendant Corey Labon Jackson, also of Killeen, committed armed robberies of a 7-Eleven and a Family Dollar two years ago. King drove Jackson to the stores and provided a weapon, while Jackson robbed them at gunpoint. On January 3, 2020, King also committed a carjacking, taking a vehicle from someone he knew while using a firearm.
Darius Letrayal King's Crimes
On March 10, 2022, King was found guilty by a federal jury in Waco of the following:
- One count of carjacking
- Three counts of brandishing a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence
- Two counts of interference with commerce by robbery
- One count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
King has remained in federal custody since his arrest in January 2020.
Corey Labon Jackson's Crimes
On February 22, 2022, Jackson pleaded guilty to the following:
- one count of interference with commerce by robbery
- one count of brandishing a firearm during commission of a crime of violence
Jackson was sentenced to a total of 144 months in prison in May of this year, and has also remained in federal custody since his arrest in January 2020.
Killeen, Texas Crime Statistics
According to a Killeen Police Department Crime Summary, as of May 2022, there have been over 1800 property crimes in Killeen, including motor vehicle theft and non-residential burglary.