Kobe Brantley, charged as adult for violent crimes, sentenced to 6 years in prison

2:20 PM, Jun 18, 2013   |    comments
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Tampa, Florida -- A 16-year-old Carrollwood boy will hopefully learn his lesson this time after he received a six-year sentence in a Florida State Prison for a list of violent crimes.

Hillsborough Sheriff's deputies say on Feb. 2, deputies arrested Kobe Brantley for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault, shooting at or into a building and felon in possession of a firearm.

After his arrest, investigators learned of Brantley's history as prolific criminal offender for crimes including grand theft, burglary of an occupied dwelling, armed burglary of a dwelling, burglary conveyance, trespass and violation of probation.

Detectives then asked the Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office to send the most recent case to adult court due to Brantley's prior history and current charges. The request was granted and Brantley was transferred from a juvenile facility to the Hillsborough County Jail with no bond.

Over the next several months, detectives assigned as State Attorney's Office liaisons continued to work closely with prosecutors and track Brantley's various court dates.

On June 4, the sheriff's office says Brantley decided to plead guilty and was sentenced to six years in Florida State Prison.

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