18-year-old Sedric Deon Brooks Jr. was sentenced by Circuit Judge W. Joel Boles to 20 years in state prison to be followed by four years of probation. Brooks pled no contest in June to three counts of robbery with a deadly weapon and one count of principal to robbery without a weapon.
Authorities tried to restrain the man but he kept trying to pull away. When a deputy tried to ask him questions, he “could only respond with a whooping sound.” The deputy believed he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Lifeguards on a wave runner searched the area where the man had been seen and found his body at the bottom of the Gulf ten minutes later, in approximately 12 feet of water. After getting him to shore, medics began CPR and were able to get the man’s pulse back.
He was taken via helicopter to Baptist Hospital in Gulf Breeze, where he later died.
The young woman was pulled from the surf at about 8 p.m. near beach access No. 7 on Santa Rosa Boulevard. She had been swimming with another young woman and an older man, according to Beach Safety Chief Rich Huffnagle.
Stephens, the Braves football coach and athletic director, announced Monday he was stepping down from his position at Walton to reunite with former Florida coach Steve Spurrier in the Alliance of American Football League (AAF). Spurrier is heading up Alliance Orlando, based roughly 20 miles from where Stephens grew up in Eustis. Alliance Orlando is one of eight teams in the experimental spring pro football league set to debut its inaugural 12-game season Feb. 19.
Of the six violations, the only high-priority concern was the discovery of 79 rodent droppings in the restaurant. Of those, most were hard — or not fresh — but one soft dropping was found under the soda rack of the secondary bar.