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State Attorney R.J. Larizza Presents Attorney General Moody Roosevelt Quote Plaque
State Attorney R.J. Larizza Presents Attorney General Moody Roosevelt Quote Plaque Thu, Mar 21, 2019 State Attorney R.J. Larizza presenting this plaque to Attorney General Ashley Moody. The famous ‘Man in the Arena’ speech by Teddy Roosevelt is a plaque given to every ASA in the 7th Circuit to remind them of the task and responsibility ahead as they... Read More

"Minion" Battery Defendant Sentenced to Jail, Probation
"Minion" Battery Defendant Sentenced to Jail, Probation Tue, Jan 29, 2019 Ryan C. Nihart, 26, of Citrus County, was adjudicated guilty to misdemeanor battery and criminal mischief, and sentenced to 10 days in the Volusia County Branch Jail followed by 12 months of supervised probation. Read More

Haar Convicted of Sexual Battery in 20-year-old Cold Case
Haar Convicted of Sexual Battery in 20-year-old Cold Case Thu, Jan 24, 2019 Robert Sheridan Haar, 44, was convicted of one count of sexual battery with special circumstances (threat/coercion) following a three-day trial, today January 24, 2019. Haar faces a life sentence at a sentencing date to be set. Read More

State Attorney's Homicide Unit Secures Two Life Sentences Mon, Jan 14, 2019 Two defendants will spend their remaining years in the custody of the Florida State Department of Corrections following sentences handed down this week. Read More

Bush-Conn Sentenced to Life in Prison
Bush-Conn Sentenced to Life in Prison Thu, Dec 06, 2018 Tyler Bush-Conn, who previously entered a guilty plea on September 28, 2018, to 2 counts of Capital Sexual Battery, Lewd and Lascivious Molestation, and 20 counts of child pornography, was sentenced to life in prison today. Assistant State Attorney J... Read More

James Colley Sentenced to Die
James Colley Sentenced to Die Wed, Dec 05, 2018 ST. AUGUSTINE – At the conclusion of an emotional sentencing hearing this morning, 38-year-old James Terry Colley Jr., previously convicted in the murder of his wife and friend in her north St. Johns County home, was sentenced to death today by Circu... Read More

State Attorney R.J. Larizza Announces Indictment of Ramos
State Attorney R.J. Larizza Announces Indictment of Ramos Mon, Nov 19, 2018 A grand jury Nov. 15 determined 15-year-old Gregory Ramos — accused of strangling to death his mother, Gale Cleavenger, in their DeBary home and, with the help of two friends, burying her under a fire pit at a nearby church — will be charged as an ad... Read More

State Attorney R.J. Larizza Congratulates ASA Ferebee
State Attorney R.J. Larizza Congratulates ASA Ferebee Mon, Nov 19, 2018 Congratulations to Managing Assistant State Attorney Chris Ferebee. On November 16th, Mr. Ferebee was appointed to the circuit court bench in the 7th Judicial Circuit. Ferebee represents the 12th prosecutor appointed or elected to the bench during ... Read More

Sowers Convicted of Capital Sexual Battery – Sentenced to Two Consecutive Life Terms
Sowers Convicted of Capital Sexual Battery – Sentenced to Two Consecutive Life Terms Thu, Oct 11, 2018 A Volusia County Jury deliberated late into the evening of October 10, 2018, before convicting Henry Sowers, 65, of Capital Sexual Battery, following a two-day trial that ran until 6pm. Following the guilty verdicts, Circuit Judge Kathryn Weston sent... Read More

Gelles Sentenced to Life in Prison for Road Rage Shooting
Gelles Sentenced to Life in Prison for Road Rage Shooting Tue, Dec 20, 2016 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 sente... Read More

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