DATE: April 24, 2017
CASE: Jamar Stevens (Case #15F07245)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Scott Schweibish, Career Criminal Prosecution Unit
Jamar Stevens was convicted by a jury of carjacking with a use of a firearm allegation found true. Stevens was also convicted of shooting into an occupied dwelling, negligent discharge of a firearm, being a felon in possession of a firearm and evading police officers.
On November 28, 2015, officers attempted to stop Stevens, who was driving a stolen vehicle. Stevens attempted to elude the police, driving onto a dead-end street and then fleeing on foot into a backyard. Stevens tried to kick in the backdoor of a home before firing a single round into the sliding glass door to gain entry. Once inside, Stevens demanded the victim’s car at gun point. Stevens fled in the victim’s truck and was seen by officers, resulting in a second vehicle chase. When the truck became disabled, Stevens again fled on foot into the football stadium at Luther Burbank High School. Stevens tried to get inside the concession building by firing another round at the door, which did not work. Stevens finally gave himself up to officers.
Stevens’ criminal history dates back to 2004, including multiple convictions for domestic violence, vehicle theft, evading police officers and resisting arrest.
Stevens faces a maximum sentence of 29 years and 4 months in prison. Sentencing is set for June 2, 2017, at 9:00 am in Department 33 before the Honorable Michael Savage.
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