Friday, March 1, 2013

Home Invasion trial results in CONVICTION and a 30 year Sentence

On February 28, 2013 jurors from Levy County deliberated for more than 2 hours and returned a verdict of GUILTY on all counts charged in the trial of Jeovany Ortiz 1-3-77 and Janiel Molina-Perez 5-30-91. Their arrests stemmed from the investigation of Levy County Sheriff's Office, which began on January 7, 2012. Potentially facing life in prison for the charges of conspiracy to commit home invasion robbery, burglary with a battery, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest without violence, this trial lasted for 2 days. Sentencing immediately followed the guilty verdict delivered by the jury to Honorable Aymer L. Curtin, Senior Circuit Judge. Both Oritz and Perez were sentenced to 30 years each.  Earlier this year, Christopher Pate, the third of four co-defendants in this case, pled to the charges in this case and was also sentenced to 30 years of incarceration in the Florida Department of Corrections. The final defendant is scheduled for trial next month.


This case is a good example of the Sheriff's Office and the judicial system working together to protect the citizens of Levy County.

Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111
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