Chevy Chase Car Theft Ringleader Sentenced to 25 Years

A ringleader of a group who would travel from the District of Columbia into Chevy Chase to steal vehicles was sentenced to 25 several years in jail on Thursday, in accordance to a Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Business office spokesperson.

Markus Kemp, 23, of Washington D.C. pleaded guilty in Dec. 2021 to five counts such as car theft, theft above $25,000, theft and conspiracy to commit theft.

Investigators from the Montgomery County Police Section determined that Kemp was involved in the planning and scheming of 13 different incidents similar to car thefts and burglaries amounting to losses above $450,000. The quite a few incidents took position amongst January and July of 2020.

Kemp recruited a number of people today to guide him with the execution of the crimes, which includes a driver to deliver the crew to a goal location and drivers to get rid of the vehicles and depart the place, according to the County State’s Attorney’s Business office.

About the class of the investigation, Kemp admitted to having the motor vehicles without “remorse” and shared details of his strategies without “hesitation,” the County State’s Attorney’s Office environment claimed.

“We thank Assistant State’s Attorney Hannah Gleason for her work in this subject and Judge Burrell for properly holding this defendant accountable for this sort of brazen, recurring vehicle theft in our group. This career criminal will no more time be capable to goal residents in Montgomery County,” State’s Lawyer John McCarthy claimed.