BY JENNIFER CABRERA
NEWBERRY, Fla. – Kobe Deon Delima, 20, of Newberry, was arrested early this morning and charged with property damage over $1,000 after allegedly breaking multiple car windows with a brick. Delima is currently on pretrial release following a previous arrest.
An Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a criminal mischief call at a Newberry residence just after midnight and reportedly found Delima standing next to a car with a brick on the ground next to him.
Witnesses said Delima had shown up uninvited and had been driven home but later returned, saying, “you gonna learn about respect” before striking the car with a brick. The deputy reported that the two passenger side windows were completely broken out, and the paint below the window was scratched in the imprint of a brick. The front windshield also had an imprint of a brick on the shattered glass. The brick’s edges appeared to be freshly chipped.
The cost of the damage is estimated at about $1,100, not including labor.
Delima has no criminal convictions but was arrested in October 2022 for allegedly fleeing a traffic stop and crashing into a fence on private property, then fleeing on foot. Two handguns were reportedly found in the car. He posted $30,000 bail and is still awaiting a resolution of that case; Florida statutes require people on pretrial release to refrain from criminal activity of any kind. Delima was also arrested in 2020 for stealing a weedeater and entered into a deferred prosecution agreement; the agreement was revoked for failure to comply with conditions and the case was scheduled for a change of plea, but the charge was dropped and the hearing was canceled.
Bail information is unavailable on weekends.
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