Suspect in 2019 midtown attack sentenced to 364 days in jail, 4 years probation in plea deal

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.

  • Wow just now being charged, 3 years later? And only a year in jail?
    This victim may have lifelong brain damage. This punk will surely meet his match while in prison.

  • Adjudication of guilt withheld? I wonder how the victim
    Feels about that.

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