Solano Convicted on 5 Felonies, Faces Mandatory Life

Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 10:20AM

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P R E S S   R E L E A S E    

September 22, 2016

State of Florida v. Herman Paul Solano    

DOB: 10/26/1955                                                                  

CF1501056 –

POPD Case # 160000231

Date of Offense: 01/08/2016

 

Solano Convicted on 5 Felonies, Faces Mandatory Life

 

  1. AUGUSTINE – A St. Augustine man faces a mandatory life sentence following his convictions yesterday, September 21, 2016, on charges of Burglary with a Battery, False Imprisonment, Shooting into a Building, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Aggravated Battery, and Violating Pretrial Release. Herman Paul Solano, 60, was convicted by a St. Johns County Jury following a 23-minute deliberation on the 5 felony charges and 1 misdemeanor charge. Prosecutors will seek to have Solano sentenced as a prison release reoffender at a sentencing hearing set for Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at 9:00am in front of Circuit Judge Michael Traynor.

 

            On Wednesday, July 29, 2015, Solano forced entry into the home of a victim who had a “no contact” order against him. Solano barricaded the door to the room in which the victim was sleeping and proceeded to beat her and threaten her with a handgun. Solano fired 6 shots near the victim’s head and struck her multiple times with the gun and his fists. The victim suffered multiple injuries. Solano was eventually apprehended by St. Johns County Sheriff SWAT after a standoff with deputies.

 

            Solano has several prior felony convictions and faces a mandatory life sentence if sentenced under the prison release reoffender statute.

           

            Assistant State Attorney Chris Ferebee, of the State Attorney’s Career Criminal Unit, prosecuted the case. Circuit Judge Michael Traynor presided over the case and will pronounce sentence.

 

Please see attached redacted Information and 707.

 

For more information contact:

 

Spencer S. Hathaway

Public Information Officer / Assistant State Attorney

Office of R.J. Larizza

State Attorney, Seventh Judicial Circuit

251 N. Ridgewood Avenue

HathawayS@SAO7.org

(386) 239-7840


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