TAMPA, FL. – Javeon Maurice Jacobs, 22, Tampa, has pleaded guilty to three firearms offenses relating to his firearm brandishing during three armed carjackings. Jacobs had entered his guilty plea on April 14, 2022.
He faces a minimum mandatory term of 21 years in federal prison and up to life. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for July 13, 2022.
According to the plea agreement, on March 31, 2021, Jacobs used a firearm and physical force to carjack a vehicle in Safety Harbor. On April 18, 2021, Jacobs kidnapped two individuals at gunpoint in Tampa and took their vehicle.
After releasing those victims, Jacobs abandoned their vehicle at another location in Tampa. He then carjacked another vehicle, again by brandishing a firearm.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Tampa Police Department, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, and the Largo Police Department.