OAKLAND -- A parolee suspected of shooting both his father and girlfriend during an hours-long crime spree last month was charged Tuesday with more than two dozen felonies, including two counts of attempted murder, authorities said.

Jamar Cleveland, 26, of Oakland, who was sought since June 4, was arrested without incident about 1:42 a.m. Saturday near a park in the 2300 block of Embarcadero. Police recovered a gun inside the car where Cleveland was found.

The two counts of attempted murder stem from the two shootings.

He was also charged with five counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm, four counts of carjacking with a deadly weapon, three counts of kidnapping for carjacking, two counts of false imprisonment by violence, and nine other charges, according to court documents.

He is being held without bail at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.

Police said the spree started when Cleveland shot his girlfriend in the leg at her Fruitvale district home, later shot his father in East Oakland and committed multiple carjackings and other crimes.

Since then, there had been some sightings of Cleveland by police, but he was able to elude officers. At one point police thought Cleveland might surrender but that did not happen.

Cleveland is on parole for a May 2009 incident in which he was driving a Chevrolet Camaro while being chased by Berkeley police and crashed into a tree. Cleveland survived, but his friend, who was a passenger, died. Cocaine was found in the car.


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Cleveland was initially charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence. In September 2010, he pleaded no contest and was convicted of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. After several delays, he was sentenced in February 2012 to four years in prison but was released in January with credit for time served.

Staff writer Kristin J. Bender contributed to this story.