P R E S S R E L E A S E
September 22, 2016
State of Florida v. Herman Paul Solano
POPD Case # 160000231
Date of Offense: 01/08/2016
Solano Convicted on 5 Felonies, Faces Mandatory Life
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