Teens to prison for carjack attempt

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A Madera County Superior Court judge sentenced 18-year-olds Jessica Tancredi and Channa Hammond, both of Oakhurst, to state prison Thursday for attempted felony carjacking, according to Madera County District Attorney Michael R. Keitz on Friday.

Tancredi and Hammond pled guilty Jan. 17 of the crime, which was committed July 6, 2012. According to Keitz, Tancredi held a revolver as she ordered a Japanese tourist at a Mc- Donald’s restaurant to get out of his car or be shot. Meanwhile Hammond brandished a screwdriver. Bystander Nathaniel Chase, of Oakhurst, overheard and disarmed both suspects, authorities said, then delayed them until sheriff’s deputies could arrive and arrest them.

Tancredi had been convicted of attempted carjacking, assault with a deadly weapon and admitted a special allegation for using a firearm. She was sentenced to six years and 10 months in state prison.

Hammond had been convicted of attempted carjacking and use of a deadly weapon. She received two years and six months in state prison.

 

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