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Jail inmate charged with property damage after breaking glass in cell door because he “just wanted to die”

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – Demorco Dontrell Strickland, 21, a jail inmate, was charged with property damage after breaking the glass in his cell door because he “just wanted to die.”

An Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy who investigated the incident wrote that he watched surveillance video from Strickland’s cell and saw Strickland charging at the door and slamming his head against the glass, causing cracks in the glass.

Post Miranda, Strickland reportedly said that “he just wanted to die, he did not intend on being charged, he just wanted to die.”

Strickland has been charged with misdemeanor property damage. He was arrested on I-75 on September 29 after being pulled over for having window tint that was too dark. The Florida Highway Patrol Trooper reported finding 221 grams of marijuana in his car and charged him with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He has no criminal history and is being held on $6,000 bail on the original charges; the new charge added $5,000 to his bail.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

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  • Fool get caught with a half pound of weed and ain’t got 10% of $6,000 to bond out with smh! I never understood these poe ass drug dealers around here.

    • I understand completely. They spend their money on clothes and tricking off on basic broke Instagram “models”. Not to mention the bulk of them are addicts themselves.

  • They should let him out already…weed is no big thing anymore..he has no criminal history.

    • The problem is “with intent to sell”. We are having a huge problem with weed laced with fentanyl. The low level dealers don’t know what they’re selling. You go home thinking you’re smoking a blunt and end up OD on fentanyl. You never know!

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