DAYTONA BEACH – A Daytona Beach man will spend the next 20 years in a Florida State Prison Facility following his conviction after a jury trial on May 22, 2015. Jajuan Johnson, 24, was convicted of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm and Resisting an Officer without violence, after a 2-day jury trial in Daytona Beach. Jurors deliberated for about an hour and a half before returning the guilty verdict. Johnson, who was subject to the 10-20-Life provision of the Florida Statutes, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for discharging a firearm.
Evidence at trial showed that Johnson was in an altercation with Carson Franklyn, 26, when Johnson produced a firearm and shot Franklyn 3 times as he fled. Johnson ran away from police and was later apprehended by Daytona Beach Police Officer Todd Tiehen with assistance from Daytona Officer John Murray and his K-9 partner Rocky.
Assistant State Attorney John Reid, of the State Attorney’s Office Career Criminal Unit, prosecuted the case. Seventh Circuit Senior Judge R. Michael Hutcheson presided over the case and pronounced sentence.