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Guilty plea for two in carjack attempt

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Jessica Tancredi and Channa Hammond pled guilty Thursday to felony attempted carjacking with special allegations for using deadly weapons. Tancredi also pled guilty to felonious assault with a deadly weapon, according to Madera County District Attorney Michael R. Keitz.

On July 6 , 2012, a Japanese tourist visiting the McDonald’s restaurant in Oakhurst was accosted by Tancredi and Hammond, both 18 and of Oakhurst. Tancredi, holding a revolver, told the tourist to get out of his car or he would be shot, while Hammond brandished a screwdriver.

Nathaniel Chase, also of Oakhurst, was nearby and overheard the robbery attempt. Chase went to the aid of the tourist, disarmed both suspects and delayed them until Madera County Sheriff’s deputies could arrive and make arrests.

The court set sentencing for Feb. 21 in Sierra Court. Tancredi faces up to 6 years 10 months and Hammond up to 2 years 6 months in state prison...


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