Jessica Tancredi and Channa Hammond pled guilty 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 was visiting the McDonalds restaurant in Oakhurst when he 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, disarming both suspects and delayed them until Madera Sheriffs deputies could arrive and make arrests.
Because both women plead guilty, they will go straight to sentencing without a trial. Sentencing has been set for Feb. 21, at Sierra Court in Bass Lake.
Tancredi faces up to six years, 10 months and Hammond, two years and six months in state prison.