Habitual Felony Offender Sentenced

Tony Lamar Bouie was sentenced to 30 years in prison today for multiple charges covering three criminal cases in Lee County. Bouie pled no contest to one count each of; Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Robbery with a Deadly Weapon, Sale of Cocaine within 1,000 ft. of a Place of Worship, Possession of Cocaine, and two counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

The defendant was sentenced as a Habitual Felony Offender (HFO) on all counts except the Possession of Cocaine. The HFO enhancement was filed by the prosecutor, Assistant State Attorney Erin Hughes, which increases the amount of prison time the defendant can be sentenced to.

This sentence encompasses crimes that took place this year. In April, officers with the Fort Myers Police Department were called to the scene after the defendant got into an argument with his neighbors. He was found to illegally be in possession of a firearm since he is a convicted felon. In June, Bouie robbed and shot a man while wearing a gorilla mask. During the struggle involving the gun, the mask slipped off enough for the victim to identify him. Surveillance video on a nearby building also captured the crime. The victim survived the shooting.

Bouie also sold cocaine to an undercover officer in a separate incident. The Fort Myers Police Department handled and investigated each crime scene.

Samantha Syoen
Communications Director
State Attorney’s Office