LOS ANGELES — The person concerned within the taking pictures of Woman Gaga’s canine walker throughout a theft final yr was sentenced Monday to 21 years in jail, officers stated.
James Howard Jackson, 20, pleaded no contest to the tried homicide cost and was instantly sentenced to jail, NBC Los Angeles reported.
In August, nearly 4 months after he was mistakenly free of custody in Los Angeles, Jackson was captured and arrested in Palmdale, a metropolis north of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division stated.
Jackson was charged within the Feb. 24, 2021, taking pictures of canine walker Ryan Fischer. He was launched from jail by mistake on April 6 as a result of what the sheriff’s division has stated was a clerical error.
Jackson was additionally charged with one rely every of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and carrying a hid firearm in a automobile. These fees have been dropped with the plea entered Monday, NBC Los Angeles reported.
Fischer was strolling Woman Gaga’s French bulldogs in Hollywood when he was robbed by three folks, officers have stated.
Two canine have been stolen, and Jackson allegedly shot Fischer within the chest with a .40-caliber handgun. Fischer survived.
Jackson and two different folks have been charged with tried homicide, conspiracy to commit theft and second-degree theft. Two different folks have been charged with being an adjunct after the actual fact.
One of many males, Jaylin Keyshawn White, 20, pleaded no contest to a cost of second-degree theft and was sentenced to 4 years in state jail in August, NBC Los Angeles reported.
Different fees, together with tried homicide, conspiracy to commit theft and assault have been dismissed on account of his plea, Deputy District Lawyer Michele Hanisee stated to the information outlet.
The canine, Koji and Gustav, have been become police unhurt days after the theft. Woman Gaga had provided a $500,000 reward for his or her return.
The Los Angeles Police Division stated on the time they don’t assume the robbers knew the animals belonged to the musician however focused them as a result of that breed of canine is dear.
The American Kennel Membership ranked French bulldogs because the second-most well-liked breed of canine in 2021.
Eric Leonard reported from Los Angeles, Antonio Planas reported from New York.
Helen Kwong contributed.