ROY, Utah (ABC4 News) – An 19-year-old who was originally facing attempted murder charges for firing multiple rounds at the home of his girlfriend’s family has accepted a plea deal in the case.
Jovani Hernandez pleaded guilty on Tuesday in Ogden’s 2nd District Court to reduced counts of second-degree felony aggravated assault and third-degree felony discharge of a firearm.
Hernandez was wanted by police after Roy officers responded to the home near 4000 South 2275 West on June 7 and witnesses said he had a gun and had fired at least two shots at the home, which was occupied at the time.
Hernandez and his 17-year-old pregnant girlfriend fled the scene, prompting a month-long search for the girl. On July 2, Hernandez was taken into custody and the girl returned home safe.
On June 17, a warrant was issued for Hernandez’s arrest and was taken into custody on July 2.
His sentencing is scheduled for September 22 where he faces up to a minimum of 1-15 years in prison for the aggravated assault charge and 3-5 years in prison for the discharge of a firearm.
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