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Habitual Felony offender sentenced to ten years in prison Fort Myers

Posted at 4:09 PM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 16:09:33-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — Joseph Rill, 35, led police on a slow-speed chase in June while riding a moped without a tag.

When police finally stopped Rill, a Sergeant noticed a .32 caliber revolver inside an unbuttoned holster in an open pocket-console right below the handlebars of the scooter.

Rill was a Habitual Felony Offender and was then charged with one count each of Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Convicted Felon, Driving While License or Driving Privilege Suspended, Revoked, or Canceled 3rd or More, and Resisting an Officer without Violence.

Rill was found guilty following a trial in Lee County in December.

Rill was sentenced to 10 years in prison as a Habitual Felony Offender.

The prison sentence will be followed by five years of probation and will include random drug screenings.