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Second man charged in home invasion robbery sentenced

By Staff | Oct 4, 2011

A second person charged in connection to a 2009 home invasion robbery that led to a shootout with police at a local eatery has been sentenced to prison.

A jury found Jarrett Delshun Mundle, 21, of 2729 Colonial Blvd., Apt. 206, Fort Myers, guilty of attempted home invasion robbery possessing a firearm, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon possessing a firearm and burglary while armed possessing a firearm in July.

On Monday, he received 25 years in prison for the attempted home invasion robbery charge and 15 years in prison for the aggravated battery charge.

The judge ordered that the sentences be served concurrently, so Mundle will spend 25 years in state prison, followed by five years of state probation.

“Assistant State Attorney Marie Doerr asked for a 30-year sentence, but we are satisfied with the judge’s decision,” Samantha Syoen, spokeswoman for the State Attorney’s Office, said Tuesday.

Attorney Jay Brizel represented Mundle in the case.

He did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

Mundle and three others are accused of breaking into a Cape Coral home in December 2009, then getting into a shootout with officers at the Steak ‘n Shake on Pine Island Road, East, when police attempted to stop their vehicle.

Officers fatally shot Tyson Lee Richardson, 21, of Lehigh Acres.

The surviving three were charged with murder in Richardson’s death.

Patrick Rhodes Nelson, 21, of 2160 Clubhouse Road, North Fort Myers, pleaded guilty in August to one count of first-degree burglary while armed possessing a firearm in an agreement with the State Attorney’s Office.

He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, followed by five years probation.

As part of the plea deal, the state dropped three charges against Nelson: second-degree felony murder, attempted home invasion robbery possessing a firearm and aggravated battery with deadly weapon possessing firearm.

Mundle was found not guilty of the felony murder charge by the jury.

On Dec. 20, 2009, police received 911 calls from a residence in the 700 block of Northeast 15th Terrace that three or four people had entered the home wearing masks. One person was struck in the head, and the intruders fired at least one round before fleeing, according to documents.

Responding officers observed a car fail to stop at a red light to turn right.

Cape police tried to conduct a traffic stop on the car in the Steak ‘n Shake lot, and the shootout between the vehicle’s occupants and officers ensued.

Mundle and Mike Borrell, 28, of 3463 C St., Apt. 815, Fort Myers, each sustained one non-life threatening gunshot wound. Nelson was not injured.

A fifth person, Christopher Maurice Williams, 24, of Lehigh Acres, was later charged after police reportedly found that he had been actively involved with the planning and execution of the home invasion that ended in the shootout.

Borrell and Williams are facing the same four charges as the others did.

Borrell is scheduled to go to trial next week; Williams is set for November.