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Gelles Sentenced to Life in Prison for Road Rage Shooting

Gelles Sentenced to Life in Prison for Road Rage Shooting

On October 20, 2016, a Volusia County Jury deliberated just over 3 hours before convicting Robert Mark Gelles, 64, of Second Degree Murder in the shooting death of Joseph Edgar Bailey, 44, of New Smyrna Beach following a 4-day trial. Gelles was sentenced today, December 20, 2016 to life in prison. Read More >>

Torres Convicted on First Degree Murder, False Imprisonment Charges

Torres Convicted on First Degree Murder, False Imprisonment Charges

A Putnam County Jury deliberated just 1 hour and 30 minutes before convicting Porfirio Correa Torres, 41, of First Degree Murder and False Imprisonment charges today, November 17, 2016 following a four-day trial. Read More >>

Port Orange Man Convicted of Sex Crimes Against Children

Port Orange Man Convicted of Sex Crimes Against Children

DAYTONA BEACH – A Volusia County Jury, comprised of 4 men and 2 women, deliberated just 1 hour and 7 minutes before convicting Shane Cheyanne Floyd, 30, of 3 counts of capital sexual battery on a child and 1 count of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child. Floyd faces a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole at a sentencing hearing to be set next week. Read More >>

Port Orange Road Rage Shooter Convicted on Murder Charge

Port Orange Road Rage Shooter Convicted on Murder Charge

DAYTONA BEACH – A Volusia County Jury deliberated just over 3 hours before convicting Robert Mark Gelles, 64, of Second Degree Murder in the shooting death of Joseph Edgar Bailey, 44, of New Smyrna Beach. Read More >>

Emmanuel Butler Convicted on First Degree Murder, Robbery with Firearm; Faces Life

Emmanuel Butler Convicted on First Degree Murder, Robbery with Firearm; Faces Life

DELAND – A Volusia County Jury comprised of 4 men and 2 women deliberated just under 3 hours before convicting Emmanuel A. Butler, 20, of Holly Hill, on charges of First Degree Murder and Robbery with a Firearm. Read More >>

Solano Convicted on 5 Felonies, Faces Mandatory Life

Solano Convicted on 5 Felonies, Faces Mandatory Life

ST. 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. Read More >>

John Scanlon Sentenced to 30 years in Prison

John Scanlon Sentenced to 30 years in Prison

DAYTONA BEACH – A Port Orange man will spend the next 30 years in a state prison facility following his “no contest” plea to the charges of Lewd and Lascivious Molestation on a Victim under 12 years of age. John Scanlon, 27, will be placed on a lifetime of sex-offender probation and will have to register as a sexual predator upon release from prison. Read More >>

Harry “Big Al” Robinson, Jr. gets 15 Years’ Prison in Cocaine Sale

Harry “Big Al” Robinson, Jr. gets 15 Years’ Prison in Cocaine Sale

PALATKA – A Palatka man previously convicted by a Putnam County Jury on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, following a jury trial on a felony Sale of Cocaine charge was sentenced today, September 13, 2016, to 15 years in a state prison facility. Read More >>

Guzman Sentenced to Die for Third Time in Murder of David Lee Colvin

Guzman Sentenced to Die for Third Time in Murder of David Lee Colvin

DAYTONA BEACH – A Daytona Beach man previously convicted twice of the murder of David Lee Colvin in 1991 was convicted by a Volusia County Jury of First Degree Murder and Robbery with a Deadly Weapon for a third time on April 27, 2016. James Guzman, 52, was convicted following a seven-day trial and approximately four hours of deliberation. Today, August 30, 2016, Guzman was sentenced to die by Circuit Judge Terence R. Perkins. Read More >>

Jeremy Maruska convicted of 1st Degree Murder in Peabody Auditorium Killing

Jeremy Maruska convicted of 1st Degree Murder in Peabody Auditorium Killing

Jeremy Maruska, 24, of Daytona Beach, was convicted today, Thursday, August 25, 2016 of First Degree Murder in the November 3, 2012, slaying of Dylan Tharp. Circuit Judge Leah Case sentenced Maruska to two life sentences. Read More >>

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