Jessica Tancredi and Channa Hammond were sentenced to state prison Thursday, Feb. 21 for their attempted felony carjacking, according to Madera County District Attorney Michael R. Keitz.
Tancredi and Hammond, both 18, of Oakhurst, pled guilty Jan. 17 in the Madera Superior Court, for the crimes they committed July 6, 2012. On that day, a Japanese tourist who was visiting the McDonalds restaurant in Oakhurst was accosted by Tancredi and Hammond. Tancredi, while holding a revolver, ordered the tourist to get out of his car or he would be shot, while Hammond brandished a screwdriver.
Nathaniel Chase, of Coarsegold, was nearby and overheard the robbery attempt while leaving work at Pizza Factory. Chase went to the aid of the tourist, disarming both suspects and delayed them until Madera Sheriffs deputies could arrive and make arrests.
Tancredi, who was convicted of attempted carjacking, assault with a deadly weapon and admitted a special allegation for using a firearm, was sentenced to six years and 10 months in state prison.
Hammond, who was convicted of attempted carjacking and use of a deadly weapon, received two years and six months in state prison.