A carjacker who pointed a gun at a woman and pushed her out of the driver’s side of her vehicle has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.
John Michael Devosha, 25, of Kansas City, Kan., had pleaded guilty to the Oct. 22, 2013, attack and to using a firearm in the carjacking. He was sentenced to 15 years and 10 years, to be served consecutively.
Devosha wrecked a stolen pickup truck near 59th Street and Leavenworth Road in Kansas City, Kan., and began searching for another vehicle. A woman driving a 2002 Cadillac DeVille was stalled in traffic. Devosha used the butt of a gun to break out the passenger window and enter the car.
Devosha then ordered the woman to drive away fast. But before she could do it, he pushed her out of the driver’s side door and drove away.
Devosha was arrested three days later by the Pottawatomie Tribal Police after a 45-mile high-speed chase on U.S. 75.
At the time, Devosha already was under indictment in a separate federal firearm case.
He previously had been convicted in Johnson County District Court of attempted aggravated burglary and possession of methamphetamine.