FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: David Chapman
Phone: (904) 255-3004
Cell: (904) 524-6626
Sept. 13, 2018
RODRIGUEZ-CARMONA CONVICTED OF ARMED BURGLARY,
FALSE IMPRISONMENT, FOUR COUNTS OF SEXUAL BATTERY
State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces that Joel Rodriguez-Carmona, 43, of Jacksonville, was found guilty by a jury of Armed Burglary, False Imprisonment, and four counts of Sexual Battery. Rodriguez-Carmona now faces a maximum of Life in Florida State Prison. A sentencing hearing is scheduled before the Honorable James H. Daniel on Oct. 15, 2018.
On Oct. 23, 2016, Rodriguez-Carmona broke into the apartment of an ex-girlfriend while armed with a knife. He then held the victim there against her will, threatened to kill her, and sexually battered her. After the final sexual battery, the victim took an opportunity to escape while Rodriguez-Carmona was distracted — she jumped off her second-story balcony, breaking her wrist and ankle, to flee. Rodriguez-Carmona was arrested two days later.
The case was investigated by Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and is being prosecuted by Assistant State Attorneys Ashley Nicole Young and Alex Weaver.
Download the official release:
SAO4 Release – Rodriguez-Carmona Verdict