Thursday, 08 September 2011 00:00

Darquan Swift Sentenced to 97 Years

September 8th, 2011 - Darquan Lynneral Swift was sentenced to 97 years imprisonment for a July 2009 shooting and attempted robbery in South Memphis. The crime left Antonio Burks and another male victim critically injured, and several other victims were robbed.
On July 1, 2011, Swift, now age 20, was convicted of the crime. He will serve a mandatory 25 years for one count of especially aggravated robbery; twelve years for one count of attempted second degree murder; twelve years for one count of attempted especially aggravated robbery; twelve years each for three counts of aggravated robbery; six years years for one count of attempted aggravated robbery; and six years for one count of employment of a firearm to commit a dangerous felony.
Swift is to serve each sentence consecutively, and he will be eligible for parole after serving 50.8 years. The sentence was issued by Judge Mark Ward in Shelby County Criminal Court Division 9.
Assistant District Attorneys Paul Hagerman and Neal Oldham prosecuted the case.