Jacob Taylor Dupree, 24, has been sentenced to 364 days in jail and 4 years of probation following a plea deal for a felony battery charge in a 2019 incident in the midtown area.
The incident occurred shortly after 2:00 a.m. on September 29, 2019, at 1620 W. University Avenue and left the victim lying in a pool of blood; the victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition with a fractured skull. A witness reported that Dupree and three or four friends “came out of nowhere” and that Dupree “sucker punched” the victim.
Dupree entered a plea of nolo contendere in exchange for adjudication of guilt being withheld, 364 days in the Alachua County Jail with credit for one day served, 4 years of drug offender probation, a substance abuse evaluation and completion of recommended treatment, no alcohol or illegal drugs, random screenings, court costs, and $35,000 restitution to the victim. The plea deal was accepted by Judge David Kreider.