LANCASTER – A 21-year-old man who carjacked a woman and her child at knife point last month and then led deputies on a high speed chase through Quartz Hill has been sentenced to prison.
Dillon McCloud pleaded guilty to carjacking and other charges on March 5, and he was sentenced to seven years in state prison, according to an announcement by Lancaster Station’s Robbery Suppression Team.
On Feb. 11, at about 5:30 p.m., McCloud brandished a knife and forced a woman and her young child out of their 2005 Black Pontiac, which was parked at the AM/PM on 60th Street West and Avenue L-8 in Quartz Hill.
About two hours later, with the help of the vehicle’s GPS tracker, deputies located McCloud behind the wheel of the stolen vehicle in the area of 50th Street West and Avenue K-12.
McCloud refused to stop and ran several stop signs as deputies chased him through the Quartz Hill area.
An LASD helicopter tracked McCloud southbound over Godde Hill Road and southbound on Bouquet Canyon Road for approximately 20 miles. McCloud was arrested around 9:30 p.m. after deputies deployed spike strips in Santa Clarita. McCloud has been in custody since his arrest on Feb. 11.
Lancaster Station’s Robbery Suppression Team announced other recent noteworthy criminal convictions – Daveion Overman, Ronyen Carter, and Corey Santifer.
On March 4, a jury convicted 21-year-old Daveion Overman and 21-year-old Ronyen Carter of robbery, theft and false imprisonment in connection with a Lancaster home invasion robbery. During the robbery, which happened on July 22, 2012, the victim was tied up and property was stolen. Detectives arrested Carter and Overman about one month after the robbery. Both men are awaiting sentencing.
On Feb. 19, 22-year-old Corey Santifer was sentenced to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of robbery.
Santifer was charged with robbing Baskin Robbins, Wienerschnitzel and Del Taco between Sept. 21 and 26 of 2012. During each robbery, Santifer stated he had a gun and demanded money.
Detectives found Santifer hiding out in a vacant house a day after the last robbery.