The Office of the State Attorney Glenn Hess announces that on October 30, 2019, a Jackson County jury convicted Rodney Moultry of Robbery with a Firearm and Tampering with a Victim. Evidence presented at trial proved that Moultry went to the home of a disabled family member on December 28, 2018, and demanded money and a television while pointing a firearm at the victim. Moultry also shoved the victim to the ground and took the victim’s telephone to prevent him from immediately calling law enforcement.
This case was investigated by Lt. Tyler Scarbrough, Ofc. Dalton Griffith, and Sgt. David Herndon of the Marianna Police Department.
Assistant State Attorney Shalla Phelps Jefcoat prosecuted the case on behalf of the State of Florida. The defendant, who qualifies as a Prison Releasee Reoffender and a Habitual Felony Offender, is scheduled for sentencing before the Honorable Judge James J. Goodman on December 13, 2019. Moultry faces the possibility of a life sentence.
For additional information, contact Chief Assistant State Attorney Larry Basford.