Rodney Terrell Davis, 38, of Sebring, was adjudicated guilty and sentenced today as a Habitual Felony Offender, for various charges including drug trafficking. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison followed by 10 years of probation for Trafficking in Ethylpentylone. He was given the same sentence for Trafficking in Fentanyl; that charge also carries a 25-year
Davis was sentenced to 5 years in prison for Leaving the Scene of a Crash Involving Injury and 5 years in prison for Driving While Designated as a Habitual Traffic Offender. He received credit time served for Reckless Driving Causing Property Damage and Use or Possession with Intent to Use Drug Paraphernalia. The sentences are to run concurrently.
On June 24, 2018, at about 3:30 in the morning, a Sergeant with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office was headed home, when he witnessed a dark colored Audi sedan speeding by, going over the Midpoint Bridge. He clocked the vehicle on radar going 97 miles per hour. The driver then accelerated with a second radar reading of 127 miles per hour, in a 45 mile per hour zone.
The car exited at Del Prado Boulevard in Cape Coral and hit a Jeep head on that had been stopped at a red light. The driver of the sedan then jumped out and fled the scene. The defendant’s airbag deployed and blood droplets were found on the steering wheel. The blood was sent for testing and there was a DNA match to the defendant. A duffle bag was in the backseat of the car which contained the defendant’s personal items including a toothbrush. The toothbrush was sent for testing and it too was a DNA match to the defendant.
Also in the bag was a trafficking amount of Fentanyl and Ethylpentylone, a Scheduled I narcotic. The defendant was later arrested by the Fort Myers Police Department, after identifying him during a traffic stop for speeding.
Assistant State Attorney Mikala Makar and Assistant State Attorney Olivia Ferrell prosecuted the case.
Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office