Violent career criminal sentenced to life for beating

Published On: Mar 06 2013 02:16:40 PM EST
Updated On: Mar 06 2013 02:17:45 PM EST

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of Tyrone Powell

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

A 53-year-old Jacksonville man was sentenced to life in prison this week for the 2012 beating of another man.

Tyrone Powell was convicted in January on a charge of aggravated battery on a person older than 65.

In August, Powell attacked 67-year-old Allen Bailey. Bailey was picking up trash near his home when Powell walked up and started beating him. Bailey's jaw was broken in the attack. He also had a tooth knocked out and his head split open in the beating.

Powell has been designated a violent career criminal, habitual violent felony offender and a prison release re-offender. His criminal history dates back to 1988 and includes convictions for attempted second-degree murder, burglary to a dwelling, aggravated battery and robbery.

Powell was released from prison within three years of committing this crime.

Comments

The views expressed below are not those of News4Jax or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus