14 Jul Case resolutions for July 14, 2019 – News – Ocala.com
The Star-Banner has previously reported on these arrests.
These are resolutions of some cases the Star-Banner has reported on in the past. Information comes from court records.
• Curtis R. Alexander: On June 10, Alexander pleaded no contest to cruelty/child abuse without great bodily harm. He was ordered to serve three years of probation, complete anger management and parenting classes, and have no contact with the victim. The 193 days spent behind bars awaiting resolution of the case is part of the punishment, as well. Alexander was arrested in March 2018 and accused of burning a 12-year-old child with a cigarette.
• Alex J. Arce: On June 11, Arce pleaded guilty to possession of amphetamine and fentanyl. He was sentenced to a 13-month prison term with credit for 190 days already served. His driver’s license also will be suspended for one year. Arce was arrested in December after participating in what authorities said was an undercover drug sting operation.
• Najuan Burse-Williams: On June 24, Burse-Williams pleaded guilty to burglary of a structure with a firearm, possession of burglary tools, grand theft and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was sentenced to a 15-year prison term with credit for 146 days already served. He also must make restitution. Burse-Williams was arrested in late January and accused of burglarizing the Lucky Duck internet cafe on U.S. 301 in Citra.
• Brandon A. Clanton: On June 12, Clanton pleaded guilty to battery and battery on a law enforcement officer. He was sentenced to a 26-month term in state prison with credit for 193 days already served. Clanton was one of two people arrested in September and accused of beating four people, including an 11-year-old child. The plea bargain in this case also covers another battery case.
• Daprix D. Gadson: On June 17, the State Attorney’s Office announced it was dropping all charges in this case. Gadson had faced a number of charges, including criminal mischief and fleeing/attempting to elude a law enforcement officer. The state said evidence was legally insufficient to prove criminal mischief, and other legal issues precluded further prosecution on the other charges.
• Jarvis R. Snead: On June 27, prosecutors announced they were dropping the case. Snead had been charged with sexual activity with a minor. The state said the likelihood of a conviction is remote without the victim’s cooperation.
• Iravalanna Taylor: On June 27, Taylor pleaded no contest to aggravated battery with great bodily harm. She was ordered to serve five years of probation and complete a batterers’ intervention program. She can have no contact with the victim, must take all her medications, and must undergo a mental health evaluation and continue treatment. The 329 days spent in jail already also is part of the sentence. Taylor was arrested in August and accused of burning a man with hot liquid because he left her on the side of the road.
• Willie Thomas: On June 18, Thomas pleaded no contest to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, discharging a firearm in public and/or highway, and resisting or obstructing an officer without violence. He was sentenced to 366 days in prison with credit for 355 days already served. He may not possess any firearms or ammunition and may not return to the incident location. Thomas was arrested in June 2018 and accused of a shooting in southwest Ocala. No one was injured.
• Jaishun M. Turner: On May 30, prosecutors agreed to have Turner participate in a pre-trial diversion program for this charge of possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis.