A Reseda man faces 24 felony counts in connection with a string of armed robberies in the West San Fernando Valley, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced today.
Deputy District Attorney Kaveh Faturechi said Jason Paul Holman (dob 7/12/81) faces 21 counts of robbery in the second degree and one count each of kidnapping for robbery, attempted robbery of the second degree and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Holman pleaded not guilty yesterday in case PA085337 and is due back on Jan. 7 in Department S of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, San Fernando Branch.
According to the criminal complaint, the defendant robbed employees at more than a dozen locations between July 7, 2014 and Dec. 20. T
he locations included various fast food restaurants and gas stations, the prosecutor said. During a Dec. 13 robbery, Holman allegedly forced a store clerk back inside the business so he could rob him, the prosecutor added.
The defendant faces a possible maximum sentence of life in state prison if convicted as charged.
The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, Robbery-Homicide Division.
Los Angeles County District Attorney / case PA085337 / December 23, 2015