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Man Sentenced For 2014 Standoff With Law Enforcement in Norwalk

Posted by Fay Arfa | Jul 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

A La Habra man was sentenced today to more than 110 years in state prison after being convicted of shooting at law enforcement during a standoff in Norwalk two years ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.

Jason Edwin Devore, 39, was sentenced to 111 years and eight months in prison by Los Angeles County Superior Court Mildred Escobedo. In June, Devore was found guilty of five counts of assault on a peace officer with a semiautomatic firearm and 16 counts of second-degree robbery.

On June 10, 2014, Devore and George Contreras, 21, of Los Angeles, barricaded themselves in a trailer in Norwalk after law enforcement attempted to arrest Devore, who was a suspect in a series of robberies throughout the Los Angeles region.

Prosecutors said shots were fired at officers on three separate occasions during the prolonged standoff. No one was injured.

After several hours, Contreras surrendered to authorities. Tear gas was later fired into the trailer that flushed Devore out. Both men were arrested.

In June, Contreras pleaded no contest to two counts of assault on a peace officer and one count of second-degree robbery. He was sentenced to 12 years and four months in prison.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Bureau of Investigation and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Los Angeles County District Attorney / July 19, 2016

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