We have previously discussed crimes that are just dumbfoundingly dumb like the thieves who stole a hundred tracking devices. However, Zion Odain Denvor Hall, 21, Tyrek Davontae Williams, 19, and Tremaine Raekwon Hill, 18, did that guy three times better. They all allegedly wore ankle monitors during a series of burglaries. They did have competition this week as the most criminally inept felons in Florida. A man first stole lottery tickets from a convenience store and then returned to cash in a couple winning cards.
The South Florida Sun Sentinel reported that the three men were on pre-trial release and wearing monitors when they allegedly decided to go on a crime spree. They were arrested for burglaries, armed burglaries, fraud, gun thefts and other criminal acts. The seized evidence includes a wide variety of stolen goods including an AK-47, a Smith & Wesson handgun, more than $150,000 in cash, and stolen cards, a car, and other items.
The prosecutors stacked the charges of burglary, grand theft and racketeering with Hall facing 35 counts, Williams facing 25 counts, and Hill are facing 19 counts.
They are not unique in this crime. We previously discussed Benjamin Langkamp Jr., 18, (right) who wore an ankle monitor while breaking into over a dozen cars.
What is interest in terms of the trial is how this pattern would play into sentencing consideration, if convicted.
If found guilty, the pattern would wipe out claims of remorse. It would show a premeditated and undeterred level of criminality that would push most judges to the higher levels of sentencing guidelines. It would also work against the defendant in terms of the court’s few of their continuing threat of criminality. In other words, this is a good case for a plea if the defense counsel can secure one.