Lon Brown takes plea deal in hit-and-runs, carjacking

- Last time we saw defendant Lon Brown he was backing out of plea deal and witnesses say he smelled like alcohol. 

"I'm not taking it," said Brown.

But this time he was alcohol-free and was taking it.

Prosecutor Janae Thomas says Brown went on a one-man crime spree last summer.

They say he was involved in seven hit-and-run crashes across two counties, plus a violent carjacking,

"The defendant unlawfully deprived the victim Elizabeth Yeo of her vehicle by hitting her over the head with a baseball-like item multiple times," said Thomas.

Nearly a year later, Brown pleaded no contest to the charges and got five years in prison.

The offer was still on the table, Thomas explained, because the carjacking victim lives in Canada and didn't want to travel to Florida for a trial.

"We have spoken to the victim. She is OK with the resolution. This is the main victim. There are six other victims," said Thomas.

And with that, Brown was fingerprinted, handcuffed, and taken to prison.

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