This morning, Brione Lamar Joiner, was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to 30 years in prison, the maximum sentence, for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted
Felon. He was sentenced as a Habitual Felony Offender. The case involved the defendant shooting at a passing vehicle in Lehigh Acres.
He received credit time served for Discharging a Firearm in Public and Resisting or Obstructing an Officer without Violence. The defendant was found guilty in August, following a trial in Lee County. Assistant State Attorney Marilla Shoemaker prosecuted the case.
The crime happened on September 10, 2022. Two Lee County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were responding to an unrelated call for service in Lehigh when they heard multiple gunshots nearby and immediately drove in that direction. They found a pick-up truck, in the intersection of 28th Street Southwest and Quentin Avenue South, with multiple bullet holes. The driver of the truck was not harmed. Multiple 9mm shell casings were found in the roadway.
Video surveillance from a nearby building showed a man driving a red Dodge Challenger in the area around the time the shots were fired, as well as the same man standing in the roadway firing a gun. The car was identified as belonging to a woman in Lehigh Acres. Deputies located the vehicle at a residence, but the owner was uncooperative.
Another home surveillance camera, showed a man matching the suspect, driving the Challenger into the garage of the home, close in time to the shooting. Deputies began to execute a search warrant at the house the next day when they heard a noise in the attic. Suddenly the defendant climbed out of a rear window of the home and ran.
Deputies and detectives verbally commanded Joiner to stop running multiple times but he ignored them. He was captured several blocks away and taken into custody. A 9mm magazine to hold bullets for a Glock pistol was found in the home, which matched the 9mm shell casings found at the crime scene.
Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office