On Friday, 30-year-old Joshua David Jordan of Seffner was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for arson and for discharging a firearm during and in relation to attempted carjackings. The court also ordered Jordan to pay $82,200 in restitution to the victims of his crimes.
Jordan had pleaded guilty on September 4, 2019.
According to court documents, on the night of October 3, 2017, Jordan attempted to commit two armed carjackings in Hillsborough County, firing a semi-automatic handgun during each one.
In the second attempted carjacking, Jordan shot the driver, who escaped and survived. Jordan then stole and set fire to a landscaping company’s spray truck, resulting in its destruction.