The drugstore robber convicted of murder in a high-profile pharmacy shooting is now accused of committing five more crimes in the latest in a string of run-ins with the law.
Jevontai Cartez Ingram, 19, was charged Thursday in Oklahoma County District Court with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, domestic abuse by strangulation, domestic abuse against a pregnant woman and malicious destruction of property.
According to a court affidavit, on June 27, Ingram kicked in the door of a Del City home and held a woman against the wall by her throat. He kneed the woman in the stomach when she tried to call 911 and then took her phone.
The woman, who was four months pregnant, was able to escape. She later returned to the home to find all of her clothes covered in bleach, the affidavit states.
The case is just the latest in the growing list of legal troubles Ingram has had since being released from a juvenile facility in 2012.
Ingram spent three years in custody for his role in the botched 2009 robbery of Reliable Discount Pharmacy in south Oklahoma City. He pleaded guilty to murder after an accomplice died in the robbery. Ingram was 14 at the time.
The former pharmacist, Jerome Ersland, is serving a life term in prison. He was convicted of murder after shooting the accomplice, Antwun Parker, to death inside the pharmacy.
In September 2012, four months after being released, Ingram’s mother accused him of kicking out the front and back windshields of her car and stomping on the car’s hood and roof. He was not charged in connection with the incident.
In December, Ingram was jailed after being shot in the head at a Moore apartment complex. An argument — believed to be gang-related — ended with Ingram and another person exchanging gunfire, police said. Ingram was charged later that month with possession of a firearm after delinquent adjudication, but was out on bail when this most recent incident occurred, records show.
Earlier this month, two women — including the one involved in the June incident — filed protective orders against Ingram, Oklahoma County court records show.
Ingram, who was arrested July 16, was being held Friday in the Oklahoma County jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.