Teen Gets 30 Years For Armed Carjacking That Ended With Cantonment Wreck

January 28, 2023

A teen has been sentenced to three decades in prison for a May 2022 armed carjacking in Brownsville that ended with the car wrecked in the front yard of a home on Highway 297A in Cantonment.

Shawn Albert was sentenced this week to 30 years for carjacking with a deadly weapon and robbery by sudden snatching.

On May 7, 2022, Albert and his co-defendant Zacharias Jackson-Holley charged at the victim as she was walking from her vehicle to her front door. Both suspects were wearing ski masks, and Jackson-Holley was carrying what appeared to be an assault rifle.

The victim’s phone and wallet were snatched from her person and her car keys were taken. Both defendants took the victim’s wallet and phone while displaying what appeared to be an “AR-style” rifle . The suspects then took her 2020 Dodge Charger out of her driveway.

The ECSO later received reports of the Dodge Charger being driven recklessly in the area of Pine Forest Road and Highway 297A.

Responding deputies arrived shortly after the stolen vehicle hit a tree and flipped into the yard of a home on Highway 297A and Sandicrest Lane, near the Heritage Baptist Church. Deputies were not pursuing the vehicle at the time of the crash.

Albert was found lying next to the upside-down stolen Dodge Charger, according to deputies, and the gun was also found. It was later determined to be a BB gun.

At the sentencing hearing, prosecuting attorney Ashley Courtney argued that “the defendant (has) four prior serious felony convictions. His behavior is escalating, and he is a danger to the citizens of Escambia County, Florida.”

Jackson-Holley, Albert’s accomplice, has pleaded no contest and will be sentenced in April. Both were 17 years old at the time of the carjacking.

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8 Responses to “Teen Gets 30 Years For Armed Carjacking That Ended With Cantonment Wreck”

  1. Bill on January 29th, 2023 10:18 am

    God must want them in prison because it took divine intervention to survive that crash.

  2. steve on January 28th, 2023 2:27 pm

    Some bleeding heart law firm will sue to get a new trail due to these criminals age. I can already see it. 30 years is a long time and at their age the court will review the sentencing. BUT I know the crimes they committed prior were bad enough that the court took that into consideration during the sentencing and wanted to keep them off the streets for decades.
    They are not redeemable right now. Their way of life would put others lives at risk.
    They will come out of prison worse since its just a college for criminal education.

  3. Concerned Citizen on January 28th, 2023 12:14 pm

    Why was* he still on the streets with 4 prior felony convictions? (Typo)

  4. Concerned Citizen on January 28th, 2023 12:13 pm

    Why were he still on the streets with 4 convictions?

    Remember that when people or the news say the the juvenile justice system is too harsh on teen offenders.

    What were the judges names that let them off with light sentences the prior 4 times?

    When are they up for reelection?

  5. ensley boy on January 28th, 2023 11:03 am

    Four prior serious felony convictions?????????????? Why was he even on the streets?

  6. Sue Davis on January 28th, 2023 9:01 am

    Thankful to the courts for taking these dangerous thugs off the streets.

  7. Bill T on January 28th, 2023 8:44 am

    I hope he does all of the 30 years he was given !!! Because he needed 60 years!!!!

  8. Bobby on January 28th, 2023 8:14 am

    If you want to play the fool, don’t do it in Florida!

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