The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess announces that two separate Jackson County juries convicted Xavier Malik Lampley and Derrick Lewis Knowles on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 and Wednesday, December 20, 2017 respectively. Lampley was convicted of Burglary of a Dwelling while Armed, two counts of Grand Theft of a Firearm, Grand Theft, Fleeing and Attempting to Elude a Law Enforcement Officer (High Speed Reckless), and two counts of Fleeing and Attempting to Elude a Law Enforcement Officer. Knowles was convicted of Burglary of a Dwelling while Armed, two counts of Grand Theft of a Firearm, and Grand Theft.
Assistant State Attorneys Tyler Land and Michelle Daffin proved to jurors that Lampley, 20, of Marianna and Knowles, 22, of Marianna, burglarized a home in the Indian Springs subdivision on January 27, 2017. After being caught in the act by the homeowner’s housekeepers, Lampley and Knowles fled the scene and led police on a several mile high-speed chase through the city of Marianna, before crashing their vehicle and ultimately being apprehended.
Lampley faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment plus 40 years. Knowles faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment plus 15 years. Knowles also faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison under Florida’s 10-20-Life law. Circuit Judge Christopher Patterson will sentence Lampley and Knowles on January 16, 2018 at 9 a.m.
For additional information, contact Chief Assistant State Attorney Larry Basford.