Escambia Woman Gets 20 Years For Kidnapping, Armed Robbery

October 11, 2017

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced that Iesha McGaster has been sentened by Circuit Judge Thomas Dannheisser to 20 years in state prison. McGaster entered a plea of no contest on May 8, 2017 to armed kidnapping with a weapon with the intent to commit a felony, carjacking with a deadly weapon, attempted robbery with a deadly weapon, and aggravated battery.

In the early morning hours of March 7, 2016, the victim went to McGaster’s residence in Foley to loan her money. When he arrived, he was attacked and yied up by co-defendant Corey Bowick, Carlton Lamar and McGaster. Ultimately, he was forced into his own vehicle and driven to Pensacola to get money from his place of employment. While traveling in Pensacola, the victim jumped out of the moving car on Pace Boulevard when he saw a law enforcement vehicle parked in Town and Country Plaza.

The defendants were arrested shortly thereafter on Fairfield Drive.

Bowick was previously sentenced to 20 years in state prison followed by 10 years state probation by Judge Dannheisser, and Carlton Lamar was previously sentenced to 15 years state prison to be followed by five years state probation.

Since there is no parole in Florida, McGaster, Bowick and Lamar will be required to serve 85 percent of their prison sentence.


4 Responses to “Escambia Woman Gets 20 Years For Kidnapping, Armed Robbery”

  1. Jcellops on October 11th, 2017 6:13 pm

    She’ll have to serve at least 17 years – maybe a little less with good behavior- sad for her children and family. Why can’t these young people folks just stop and THINK about the potential consequences for their actions- before they do these things? Such a waste.

  2. Carl on October 11th, 2017 3:30 pm

    Area resident, There will be out on probation and be supervised and followed up on.

  3. BILL on October 11th, 2017 10:32 am

    well lets see what the future holds i got a feeling you will see this person again and back in court again watch and see !!!!!!

  4. area resident on October 11th, 2017 5:38 am

    You learn something new every day. I guess I didn’t know or realize Florida has no parole system. Could this be a reason for so many repeat offenders? What happens to these people? Are they just released back into society without any follow up? I’m not one for big brother overreach, but there are a lot of losers out there.

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