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Sentencing in carjacking delayed

December 24, 2018

KINGMAN — The sentencing for a Las Vegas man charged with a carjacking and shooting incident south of Hoover Dam was postponed Friday until February.

Aveyon Lashawn Nevitt, 21, pleaded guilty in October to two counts of kidnapping, vehicle theft and aggravated assault. He is being held in custody on a $500,000 bond.

Under the plea agreement, Nevitt would be sentenced to 20 years in prison for the four charges. The remaining charges, including drive-by shooting, armed robbery, criminal damage and endangerment, would be dismissed.

At Friday’s sentencing, Nevitt asked to withdraw from the plea agreement and asked for a new attorney. After consulting with his attorney, Ron Gilleo, Nevitt agreed to continue the hearing to discuss the plea agreement with his family.

Superior Court Commissioner Billy Sipe Jr. postponed Nevitt’s sentencing to Feb. 1.

Nevitt and his co-defendant, Raitasha Antoinette Williams-Gardner, allegedly carjacked a female Uber driver March 16 in Las Vegas. The suspects sat in the back of the car while another passenger, who shared the ride, sat in the front seat.

According to court documents, Nevitt held a gun to the driver’s head, ordering her to drive south on U.S. 93 into Mohave County. Nevitt threatened to kill the driver and her family. Nevitt also struck the male passenger in the head with the gun.

Nevitt also reportedly fired about six shots at a commercial truck south of the Hoover Dam bridge. The truck’s radiator was hit but no injuries were reported.

Forcing the driver and the passenger out of the car about 20 miles south of Hoover Dam, the suspects then continued south on U.S. 93 toward Kingman. Stop sticks were deployed on the highway near Kingman, causing the car to collide with a bus.

Nevitt and Williams-Gardner fled on foot but were quickly captured. There were no injuries to the bus passengers.

Video surveillance reportedly showed Nevitt involved in two armed robberies in Las Vegas just before the carjacking.

Williams-Gardner, 20, pleaded guilty in November to kidnapping and aggravated assault. Her sentencing is set for Jan. 8. She is held on a $200,000 bond.

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