CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A suspect in an April 2012 burglary case has been sentenced to prison. Jerry Adam, 29 of Fort Myers, was sentenced to 6 years in prison Tuesday for his role in the Cape Coral break-in. He will also have a Career Criminal Designation as a Habitual Felony Offender.
He and Rubens Aspilaire were arrested after police were called regarding a brazen daytime break-in and grand theft auto.
A Toyota pickup truck was backed into the driveway of 3233 SW 4th Terrace, a residence that was supposed to be vacant. Adam was seen at the back of the residence while Aspilaire was asleep inside the truck.
Officers checked the license plate of the truck and discovered that it was a stolen truck out of Fort Myers. Aspilaire was detained while police looked for Adam.
Adam was seen attempting to exit through the rear slider. Adam saw the officers and retreated back into the home. Upon the K9 Unit arriving, an announcement was made for Adam to exit the home or the police K9 was going to be deployed into the home. Adam exited the home and surrendered peacefully.
A bag containing a 9mm pistol with a 30 round magazine, Tom-Tom GPS, flashlight, screwdriver, pry bar and tool bag (containing a hammer, wrench, razor knife and socket set) were located inside of the stolen truck.