Home-Invasion Suspect Committed ‘Crime Spree,’ Prosecutors Say
A man suspected of a violent West Los Angeles home invasion-robbery had also allegedly recently committed two other robberies in what prosecutors described as a “crime spree.”
Jason Faison was arrested Monday, a day after he allegedly followed a 64-year-old woman to her home and stabbed her during a struggle before stealing from the residence, in the 12000 block of National Boulevard.
After the robber fled, the woman called police and was hospitalized with multiple lacerations and a fracture; she has been released, police said.
An investigation found Faison had allegedly stolen a white pickup truck and used the vehicle to commit two other robberies, including one in the city of El Segundo, the Los Angeles Police Department announced in a news release Friday.
Police had said they detained a man for questioning on Monday; the suspect was not identified until the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced on Thursday evening that Faison’s arraignment had taken place.
Faison was charged Thursday with 11 felony counts; he pleaded not guilty during an arraignment at the Airport Courthouse.
In a criminal complaint, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Officer prosecutors alleged Faison stole a Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck on Sunday, robbing a man at a gas station at knife point. He then allegedly robbed a woman at a restaurant and hit a man with the truck when confronted.
After those incidents, he allegedly followed the West L.A. victim home, stabbing and robbing her.
He was charged with two counts each of second-degree robbery and identity theft, and one count of attempted murder, assault with intent to commit a felony, first-degree residential burglary with a person present, first-degree residential robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful driving of a vehicle, and receiving stolen property.
The Los Angeles Police Department described Faison as 30 years old, but the DA’s office and the sheriff’s inmate website list him as 22.
He was being held on $1.4 million bail at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in downtown L.A.