Jamahal Fountain sentenced to eight years for attemped second degree murder


Jamahal Fountain, 23 years old from Lansing, was sentenced to 98 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections from an August plea in Leavenworth County District Court.  He will serve 36 months of post release supervision upon completion of his sentence. 


Fountain was sentenced to 50 months in prison for attempted murder in the second degree, 41 months in prison for aggravated battery, 7 months in prison for felon in possession of a firearm, and 12 months in prison for criminal discharge of a firearm at an occupied dwelling.  The first three sentences were ordered to run consecutive, and the fourth count was ordered to run concurrent with counts 1-3.  Fountain must also register as a violent offender for 15 years upon completion of his sentence.  Christopher Scott, for the State, asked to have all four counts run consecutive.   The plea was only agreed upon due to the victims decision.   The sentence is based on the Kansas Sentencing Guidelines, which the legislature enacted to determine the sentence based on the defendant’s criminal history and type of crime they committed. 


On September 11, 2015 officers with the Leavenworth Police Department were dispatched to the 600 block of N. 5th Street in the city of Leavenworth because of shots fired.  Upon arrival they found two individuals with gunshot wounds.  Witnesses stated Fountain was at a residence in the area, but was asked to leave.  An argument took place outside the residence to which Fountain discharged a firearm at multiple individuals, and wounding two of them.  Fountain was prohibited from carrying a firearm at the time due to a prior conviction