Orlando Man Convicted On Numerous Counts For Mims Aggravated Stalking Case, Faces Up To 35 Years In Prison
By Space Coast Daily // June 7, 2019
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA –A Brevard County judge has found a 35-year-old Orlando man guilty in reference to a 2018 aggravated stalking case.
According to a release from the State Attorney’s Office, 35-year-old Blondine Valsaint was found guilty of one count each of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, reckless fleeing and eluding high speed and wanton disregard, aggravated stalking, criminal mischief and petite theft.
Police say they responded to the home off Hartman Lane in Mims on May 3 at 4:42 a.m. after a call from a resident there stating that her ex-boyfriend, Valsaint, was banging on the windows of her home.
The victim had reported similar incidents in the past but Valsaint fled prior to deputies arriving on the scene.
“Deputies spotted Valsaint in his vehicle near the victims home, approaching the car, ordering him to get out. Instead Valsaint tried to flee and accelerated toward the deputies, one of whom fired into the car, wounding Valsaint,” said Todd Brown, public information officer for the State Attorney’s Office in a release. ”
“A subsequent pursuit of Valsaint lead into Orange County on SR 528, where his car was spun off the highway by law enforcement. Valsaint was taken into custody, treated for his injuries, and later returned to Brevard County,” Brown added.
Valsaint was ordered to be held without bond at the Brevard County Jail. His sentencing is scheduled for July 12 at 8:30 am before Judge Lemonidis. Valsaint faces a maximum penalty of 35 years in prison for the combined felony offenses.
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