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Felony Case Summary (December 2019)

On December 3, 2019, Kellie Knapp was sentenced for the crimes of Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver, a Class C felony, and Failure to Possess a Tax Stamp, a Class D felony, in case number FE325963.  She was sentenced to a maximum term of incarceration not to exceed ten (10) years and  five (5) years, consecutive to each other and to her probation violation in SR313874, for a total of seventeen (17) years, but, despite the State’s recommendation to the contrary, this sentence was suspended and she was placed on probation for three years..  This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

On December 9, 2019 Floyd Eugene Stockdall, Jr. appeared for sentencing in Case No. FECR328145 for the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, a Class C Felony, as a Second or Subsequent Offender.  The Polk County District Court sentenced the defendant to prison for a term not to exceed 10 years consecutive to the defendant's parole matters.  This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney's Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

On December 9, 2019 Ruth Ann Dickerson appeared for sentencing in Case No. FECR323926 for the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, a Class C Felony, as a Second or Subsequent Offender.  The Polk County District Court sentenced the defendant to prison for a term not to exceed 15 years.  This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney's Office Drug and Gang Bureau. 

On December 11, 2019 Jeffrey Kent Eaton, Jr. appeared for sentencing in Case Nos. FECR329848 and SRCR329138 for the crimes of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, a Class C Felony; Tax Stamp Violation, a Class D Felony; Eluding, a Serious Misdemeanor; and Escape, a Serious Misdemeanor.  The Polk County District Court ordered all counts to run consecutive to each other for a total term in prison not to exceed 16 years and 30 days.  Additionally, this 16 year 30 day sentence was ordered to be served consecutive to the defendant's parole matters.  This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney's Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

On December 12, 2019, Tommy Jay Davenport appeared in FECR329042 and was granted a Deferred Judgement on the charges of Forgery and possession of Marijuana, 3rd Offense. The Court cited his history of minor criminal offenses and his positive employment history in support of its decision.  He will be on probation for two years during which time he will be required to complete substance abuse evaluation and treatment and other conditions imposed by his probation officer.

On December 12, 2019 Latta Camp appeared in FECR331740 and entered a plea of guilty to Theft in the 3rd Degree.  She admitted she made several insufficient funds transfers at her bank and failed to respond or pay the money back,  She was granted a deferred judgment and will be on probation for 2 years during which time she will be required to make restitution to the bank and comply with any other conditions imposed by her probation officer.

On December 12, 2019 Gabrielle Cullom appeared in FECR329392.  He entered a plea of guilty to the amended charges of Fraudulent Practices in the 4th Degree and Theft 4th Degree.  He admitted he provided false information to two insurance companies in an effort to get a reduced rate for his insurance coverage. The result was operating with insufficient insurance coverage while operating a taxi business.  He was placed on probation after the Court granted him a Deferred Judgment. He will be required to make restitution to the State as well as comply with all insurance requirements.

On December 18, 2019, Brandon Ferin appeared in FECR322929 for purposes of sentencing.  He previously entered a plea of guilty to Vehicular Homicide and Involuntary Manslaughter.  He admitted he engaged in drag racing in 2018 with another vehicle on a busy street.  He successfully navigated traffic, but the driver of the other vehicle did not and was killed.  There was a passenger in the other vehicle who was also killed.  The Court considered the statements of the defendant, the loss of two lives, the nature of the offense, the statements of the deceased passenger’s family. The Court noted the defendant has been out of custody on pretrial release since the inception of the case and has been in compliance with the law and supervision. He has no prior criminal history.  The State and victim’s family asked the Court to enter judgment against the defendant.  The defendant asked the Court to grant the defendant a deferred judgment. The Court found the consequences of a felony very severe and believed the defendant appreciated the consequences of his actions and took the matter seriously.  The court granted a deferred judgment in both counts.  The defendant will be on probation for a period of 3 years during which he will be required to comply with the law, pay a civil penalty of $1750 in total, pay costs associated with the offense and comply with any other conditions required by the department of corrections.

On December 23, 2019 Ryan Spencer Fister appeared for sentencing and a probation revocation in Case Nos. FECR331221 and SRCR323786 for the crimes of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, a Class D Felony and Assault Causing Bodily Injury, a Serious Misdemeanor, respectively.  The Polk County District Court sentenced the defendant to prison for a total term of incarceration not to exceed six years.  This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney's Office Drug and Gang Bureau. 

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