TOPANGA CANYON—The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office revealed that a Winnetka man was sentenced to 22 years in state prison for his role in the kidnapping and shooting of Joel Keith Ravin. Ravin is the brother of Los Angeles Dodger Pitcher Josh Ravin.
Randall Elmer Stinson, 32, was sentenced on Tuesday, February 27 after pleading no contest on January 25 to one count of attempted murder and admitting to allegations of personally using a handgun and personally inflicting great bodily injury. Stinson was facing two counts of attempted willful, deliberate and premeditated murder, kidnapping to commit robbery and kidnapping.
According to the criminal complaint, Ravin, who is now 32, was kidnapped, forced into Stinson’s vehicle and driven to various locations on October 4, 2015 in the 22900 block of Vanowen Street, in the West Hills area of Los Angeles. He was driven back to his home where he was shot multiple times and survived injuries sustained. The suspect was arrested by officials on October 20, 2015 with the assistance from several specialized units.
James Edward Baggett, 31, his co-defendant was sentenced on February 7, to 13 years in state prison after pleading no contest to kidnapping on January 9. He admitted an allegation of personally using a handgun. Baggett turned himself into authorities on November 2, 2015 after a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Both Stinson and Baggett agreed to plea deals indicated Deputy District Attorney Sheetal Jhala, who prosecuted the case. The Los Angeles Police Department, Topanga Station, investigated case.