November 02, 2017


Jonathan Michael Rollins was charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a medical care provider, false imprisonment, escape and strong-armed robbery. The injured ORMC
employee has filed a lawsuit against the city of Ocala.

A bank robbery suspect, whose attack and injury of a hospital employee last year has led to a lawsuit against the city of Ocala, pleaded no contest to multiple charges Wednesday and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Jonathan Michael Rollins, 41, of Ocala, was charged with escape, false imprisonment, two counts of aggravated assault on a medical care provider and strong-armed robbery. He must serve a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years and has been deemed a habitual felony offender, according to court records.

“We are happy to see Mr. Rollins plead guilty and take responsibility for his actions,” said Adam Langino, attorney for Kimberly Lucas, the hospital employee who was attacked.

Langino, of the Palm Beach Gardens firm of Cohen, Milstein, Sellers & Toll, said he wants to see the Ocala Police Department take responsibility for its negligence in the incident as well.

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