‘Bonnie and Clyde’ Woman Gets 20 Year Sentence

October 18, 2017

The female defendant in dubbed a modern day Bonnie and Clyde for their multi-state crime spree last year has been sentence to two decades in state prison.

Brittany Nicole Harper pleaded no contest to charges stemming from crimes committed in Escambia Countyat the tail end of a crime spree encompassing Missouri, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida from January 26 through February 5, 2016.

Harper accompanied Blake Fitzgerald on a robbery crime spree during this time period.

Circuit Court Judge Scott Duncan accepted¬† Harper’s plea and sentenced her to 20 years in state prison.
The local charges included principal to robbery with a firearm, home invasion robbery, three counts of false imprisonment and grand theft auto.

On February 4, 2016, both Blake Fitzgerald and Brittany Harper committed an armed robbery of the Famous Footwear on Davis Highway. Subsequently, in the early morning hours on February 5th, 2016, the pair forced their way inside the residence of a local family, holding them against their will for several hours before stealing their vehicle.

Due to local law enforcement’s efforts to locate them, they were discovered in the stolen vehicle. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office pursued Fitzgerald and Harper into Santa Rosa County. Fitzgerald was killed during an armed stand-off with law enforcement and Harper was taken into custody.

Harper also faces further prosecution for crimes similar to these that were committed in other states. She will now be released to be transferred to the other states to face the charges there.

Pictured top and bottom: The scene in February 2016 on Garcon Point Road at Saragon Lane, a short distance from where gunfire erupted, killing one member of a couple dubbed a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde by federal authorities. Pictured bottom inset:  The home were a chase involving the Missouri couple came to an end on Saragon Lane off Garcon Point Road in Santa Rosa County. NorthEscambia.com file photos, click to enlarge.

Comments

3 Responses to “‘Bonnie and Clyde’ Woman Gets 20 Year Sentence”

  1. anne 1of2 on October 18th, 2017 12:08 pm

    Maybe she can get 20yrs from each state. Look at what those 2 cost just chasing them down.

  2. BILL on October 18th, 2017 10:48 am

    I GOT GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS . THE GOOD NEWS IS SHE GOT 20 YRS HERE . NOW FOR THE BAD NEWS YOU AINT SEEN NOTHING YET YOUR TROUBLES ARE JUST NOW STARTING OH BY THE WAY GOOD BYE PROBABLY FOREVER !!!!!!!

  3. Justice served on October 18th, 2017 8:44 am

    With any luck the pending charges from other states will add several more years to the sentence so that she is an old woman upon release.





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