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Man convicted in hit-and-run death begins serving one-year sentence

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

Adam Pearce, 39, turned himself in at the Alachua County Jail this morning to begin serving a 1 year, 7 day sentence for leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury.

Pearce was arrested on March 28 after Gainesville Police Department detectives used automobile parts left at the scene and information from license plate readers to identify the car involved in the accident, which killed a bicyclist, Gerald Elmer Mosley. Pearce admitted to driving the vehicle at the time of the crash.

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On October 12, Pearce changed his plea to nolo contendere to the second-degree felony of leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury and agreed to a plea deal of one year and one week in the Department of Corrections (with credit for 2 days time served), followed by four years drug probation with four years driver’s license revocation. He was adjudicated guilty. The plea deal petition states that the maximum sentence would have been 15 years and/or a fine of $10,000.

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