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Suspect found guilty in 2011 Palm Coast liquor store robbery

6:20 PM, May 23, 2013   |    comments
Jaquez Shakim Roland, 35
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FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. -- Jaquez Shakim Roland was found guilty of first degree robbery with a weapon, third degree grand theft, third degree False Imprisonment, and first degree Battery.

On October 30, 2011, Roland robbed a liquor store wearing a full facial motorcycle helmet, black leather jacket, as well as motorcycle gloves, mask and gear.

Assistant State Attorneys Rich Price and Ben Fox presented evidence during a two-day trial. The Flagler County jury took approximately 20 minutes to convict Roland, 35.

Price said the defendant's suspicious behavior led to his identification, but it was a DNA match that ultimately helped convict him.

State Attorney R.J. Larizza said, "This case is an example of how technology, science, public awareness and good police work combine to solve a violent crime."

Price said Roland faces a maximum of 30 years in prison for robbery with a weapon, and up to five years in prison each for grand theft and false imprisonment. A sentencing hearing has been tentatively scheduled before acting Circuit County Judge Melissa Moore Stens on July 12.

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