Fayetteville man gets 18 years for carjacking, robbery charges

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – A Fayetteville man was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to carjacking and robbery charges.

In November, Jamaal Eugene Evans, 23, pleaded guilty in federal court to robbery of a business engaged in interstate commerce, carjacking resulting in serious bodily injury, and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, officials said.

He was sentenced to 18 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release.

On July 31, 2013, officials said Evans asked a friend for a ride. He told the driver to take him to a church parking lot, which was a different location from where he originally said he needed to go.

Evans then pulled out a gun and ordered the driver out of the vehicle. He shot the victim in each leg before leaving the scene.

The victim suffered a fracture to his left femur from the shooting.

On Jan. 14, 2014, officials said Evans robbed the RJ Tobacco Store in Fayetteville at gun point.

Evans took $475 worth of money and merchandise.

Officials said Evans did not wear a mask or gloves during the robbery. He was caught on surveillance during the incident.

Fayetteville police collected a water bottle from the scene. An expert was able to identify Evans’ prints on the bottle.

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