|For Immediate Release
Case # 07NF1324 June 7, 2013
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
CAREER CRIMINAL SENTENCED TO 105 YEARS TO LIFE FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER OF PEACE OFFICER FOLLOWING POLICE PURSUIT AND
MONTH-LONG CRIME SPREE
*Co-defendant in this case was sentenced to 13 years in state prison
SANTA ANA – A man was sentenced today to 105 years to life in state prison for the attempted murder of a peace officer following a police pursuit and month-long crime spree. Jeremy Robert Bowles, 35, Buena Park, was found guilty by a jury Oct. 18, 2012, of eight felony counts of first degree residential burglary, four felony counts of grand theft auto, two felony counts each of first degree robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon, one felony count each of attempted murder of a peace officer, assault with a firearm on a peace officer, shooting from a motor vehicle, shooting at an occupied motor vehicle, evading while driving recklessly, theft of a firearm, possession of ammunition by a prohibited person, receiving stolen property, and possession of a controlled substance. Bowles was also found guilty of the sentencing enhancements for personal use of a firearm, personal discharge of a firearm, and crime-bail-crime, one prior strike conviction for attempted carjacking in 2001, three prison prior convictions for one felony count of possession of methamphetamine in 1997, one felony count of possession of stolen property in 2000, and one felony count of attempted carjacking 2001.
In the early morning hours on Feb. 2, 2007, Bowles broke into the Fullerton home of an elderly victim, who had gone outside to get her copy of the newspaper. Bowles went inside the home wearing a ski mask and carrying a flashlight and robbed the victim of her purse.
On Feb. 4, 2007, Bowles broke into a home in Fullerton while a woman and her caretaker were sleeping and stole one of their purses and car keys and drove off in the vehicle.
On Feb. 9, 2007, Bowles broke into the attached garage of a home in Fullerton and rummaged through a car that was parked inside and stole approximately $100 in cash and power tools before fleeing.
On Feb. 12, 2007, Bowles broke into the home of a Los Angeles County Department firefighter. Bowles searched the home office and stole a laptop and the victim’s work ID and the car from the garage.
At approximately 6:30 a.m. on Feb. 17, 2007, Bowles broke into the home of a man, waking the victim due to the noise. Bowles threatened the victim at gunpoint to get on his knees while the defendant searched through the victim’s belongings. The defendant then asked the victim if he had a gun and located a .22 caliber pistol. The defendant pistol-whipped and punched the victim, stole his gun, and fled the scene.
In the early morning hours of Feb. 21, 2007, Bowles broke into a home in Cerritos and stole a 42-inch flat screen television. The defendant placed the television on top of his car and fled the scene.