DAYTONA BEACH – An Orlando man with an extensive criminal history convicted on two felony charges after a jury trial on August 18, 2015 was sentenced to 15 years in prison today, October 27, 2015. Brenson Burns, 48, was convicted on charges of Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling and Aggravated Stalking after Injunction. Prosecutors proved today that Burns was a Prison Releasee Reoffender today at a sentencing hearing, which is a sentencing enhancement that requires a mandatory-minimum sentence of 15 years in prison, day for day.
Burns was prohibited from contacting the Victim in this case, an ex-girlfriend, by a court order at the time of his burglarizing the ex-girlfriend’s home. Burns entered the screened-in porch of the Victim’s home and when noticed, fled the area. Simply being on the property was a violation of the court order. Initially arrested on misdemeanor charges, prosecutors evaluated the case and determined that felony charges were appropriate. Burns was previously convicted and served time in prison for a number of crimes including attempted murder and armed burglary charges.
Assistant State Attorney Eric Leb prosecuted the case. Seventh Circuit Judge Frank Marriott presided over the case and pronounced sentence.
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Spencer S. Hathaway
Public Information Officer / Assistant State Attorney
Office of R.J. Larizza
State Attorney, Seventh Judicial Circuit