Ocala courthouse: Three men sentenced in separate felony cases
Three men facing felony charges recently resolved their cases at the Marion County Judicial Center.
State v. Christopher Thomas Ryan
Court records show Christopher Thomas Ryan pleaded no contest to aggravated child abuse on Monday and was sentenced to a 15-year prison term.
Ryan was in court with his lawyer, Amanda Micallef. He has 1,135 days of credit for time already served at the county jail. Documents reveal charges of burglary of a dwelling, petit theft and violation of domestic violence injunction were dropped.
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The 33-year-old Sanford man was taken into custody in 2018 after authorities said a 3-month-old boy had multiple fractured ribs, fractured femurs, and a fractured arm and leg.
State v. Ilgel Kiner
The last of three people charged in a violent burglary/assault in the City of Ocala's Historic District has been sentenced.
In 2020, a man went outside his home after hearing a noise and found Ilgel Kiner, Zae'Quan Charles and Malik Mack in his vehicle. Authorities said the burglars beat and kicked the man, who was 67 at the time.
Now 19, Charles is serving a five-year prison term. Mack, 18, was sentenced to a 10-year prison term followed by 15 years of probation. Both were sentenced by Circuit Judge Lisa Herndon.
On Thursday, Kiner, 22, pleaded guilty to principal to burglary of a dwelling with battery and, separately, battery by person in detention facility. Herndon sentenced him to a 15-year prison term as part of a plea agreement.
Kiner also must pay $800 in restitution. He has 1,102 days of credit for time already served at the jail. He cannot have any contact with the victim.
Local attorney Gregg Brennan represented Kiner. Assistant State Attorney Janine Nixon read aloud a statement on behalf of the victim. It says the attack traumatized him and left him with a fractured jaw.
State v. William Ronald Harrison
Two years ago, authorities were told that William Ronald Harrison took pictures of a naked boy. Harrison told officials he sent the photos to a woman he met online.
In a negotiated plea between Assistant State Attorney Adam Smith and Stacia Rae Arnold, an assistant public defender, Harrison was sentenced by Herndon on Thursday to a 40-year prison term, followed by lifetime sex offender probation.
Harrison must register as a sexual predator. He has 988 days of credit for time already served at the jail. He pleaded no contest to multiple sexual offenses including attempted sexual battery on a child younger than 12. Harrison cannot have any contact with the victim.
The victim's mother read a prepared statement aloud to the court. Crying, she said their journey has been been a long and tough road and it has affected her son's life.
Harrison told the court he doesn't believe he should be the only one charged.
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