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Thief who committed "quickest violation of probation" headed to prison

Justin Lee Scott Marion County Sheriff's Office via CBS affiliate WKMG

OCALA, Fla. - The courts gave a 25-year-old Ocala man a break earlier this year after he was accused, and convicted, of dealing in stolen property.

A Florida judge sentenced Justin Lee Scott to five years of probation for the June 2013 theft. But officials say that just a few hours later, Scott was arrested on burglary and grand theft charges.

Circuit Judge Hale Stancil called Scott's actions a "slap in the face." He says it was the "quickest violation of probation" he's ever seen.

Prosecutors sought 10 years in prison for the ungrateful probationer.

Meanwhile Scott, who says he dreams of becoming an X-ray technician, asked for yet another chance.

The Ocala Star-Banner reports the judge sentenced him to six years in prison, to be followed by nine years of drug-offender probation.

  • Crimesider Staff

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