A person accused of rushing and swerving right into a Copeland lady’s driveway earlier this yr, forcing her to run to get out of the best way, was sentenced to 2 years in state jail Tuesday.

Ethan Brown, 28, of LaBelle, confronted a felony cost of aggravated assault with a lethal weapon and was sentenced by Collier Circuit Courtroom Decide Christine Greider.  A jury had discovered Brown responsible after his two-day trial.

His sentence can be adopted by three years of probation.

Based on his rating sheet — some extent system that gives sentencing tips in Florida — Brown confronted a minimal permissible sentence of about 19 months and a most sentence of 5 years.

The resident informed deputies Brown was rushing previous her Copeland house Feb. 27 in his white pickup when she yelled at him to decelerate as a result of her youngsters have been enjoying in her entrance yard.

A couple of minutes later, whereas she was nonetheless standing in her driveway, Brown returned, sped up once more and “deliberately headed straight for her and tried to hit her together with his pickup truck,” the lady informed deputies. 

The pickup’s tire marks “present that he made a change from going straight on the primary street after which swerved into” the lady’s driveway, in response to a Collier County Sheriff’s Workplace arrest report.

The lady informed deputies Brown’s truck got here shut sufficient “that she was capable of smack the driving force’s window with the palm of her hand,” the report states.

She stated she “was operating to get out of the best way” and observed that Brown “was laughing,” in line with the report.

The lady’s boyfriend, who additionally lives on the Copeland house, advised deputies he noticed Brown “drive erratic, reckless and rushing previous his driveway.”

He stated he thought Brown deliberately drove towards his girlfriend “to run her over” and that he feared for her and his youngsters’s security, the report states.

Deputies arrested Brown later that day throughout a visitors cease.

His public defender, Robert Allen Jr., stated he couldn’t touch upon his shopper’s case.

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