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Man sentenced in 2014 Hickory Hill carjacking, kidnapping, robbery

Justice Ball (Source: SCSO) Justice Ball (Source: SCSO)

A Memphis man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for a 2014 carjacking, kidnapping, and robbery in Hickory Hill.

According to Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich, Justice Ball, 20, was sentenced to 15 years with no parole on Thursday.

Police said Ball and another man carjacked a driver at a traffic light on Riverdale Road and Shelby Drive in July of 2014.

One of the men punched the driver, pointed a gun at him, and demanded he drive to another location where they picked up two more men.

The carjackers took the man’s wallet, money, and cell phone, hit him in the back of the head with a gun and ordered him to drive to an ATM at Kirby Road and Shelby Drive.

The victim escaped from the car, ran to a nearby service station, and called 911.

The carjackers drove off, but were soon chased by police. The chase ended at Myers Road and Firethorne Drive when the four suspects jumped out the car.

Police caught Ball and another suspect, Kenneth Kimble, 27. The other two suspects got away.

Ball is convicted of especially aggravated kidnapping, aggravated robbery, carjacking, employing of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony, and evading arrest. He will serve 15 years in jail with no parole.

A jury could not reach a verdict in the initial trial of Kenneth Kimble. Kimble then agreed to plea guilty to aggravated robbery. He was sentenced to eight years in prison.

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