Release Date: Monday, July 26, 2010 2:00 p.m.
Harvey L. Bryant, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, announced today that Damon Phineas Jordan, 39 years old, previously residing in the 4000 block of Westgrove Road in Virginia Beach, Virginia was sentenced today by a jury to twenty-four years and six months for Carjacking with Use of Gun or Simulated Gun, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Eluding Police – Endangerment. Judge Stephen C. Mahan presided over the four day jury trial. Formal sentencing will take place before Judge Mahan on October 13, 2010.
At the jury trial the Commonwealth’s evidence proved that on June 28, 2009, the victim, a thirteen year old, was parked and seated in the driver’s seat at the 7-11 on Haygood Road and Aragona Boulevard waiting for his father to come out of the store. Jordan approached the victim and started a casual conversation. He then displayed a small chrome handgun, pointed it at the victim’s head and ordered him from the vehicle. The victim exited the vehicle and ran behind the store. Jordan got into the vehicle and sped away. After Jordan was gone, the victim went into the store and advised his father what had happened. A third precinct police car saw the carjacked vehicle at Pleasure House and Independence Boulevard. Jordan fled from the Officer, starting a pursuit. The pursuit ended at School Road and Jack Frost Road where Jordan bailed out on foot. He was apprehended a short time later in the 5100 block of Lake Shores Road. In addition to being identified by three eyewitnesses, the defendant was linked to the carjacked vehicle through DNA analysis.
Jordan has five prior felony convictions including two for Grand Larceny of an Automobile and three for Unuathorized Use of an Automobile. Jordan was also previously convicted of Assault and Battery and Destruction of a Public Building during a prior incarceration at Sussex I State Prison.
Associate Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Defricke prosecuted this case. Please call Macie Pridgen if additional information is desired.