JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Joseph Q. Neal, 25, was sentenced this week to a total of 60 years in prison.
Neal was convicted last month on two counts of armed robbery, one count of aggravated assault and one count of shooting or throwing deadly missiles, according to the State Attorney's Office.
In June 2009, Neal was pitching quarters with two of his friends at a home. Neal lost approximately $600, all of the money he brought to gamble. Upset over his loss, Neal left the area and then came back armed with a revolver, according to the State Attorney's Office.
Neal pointed the gun at his two friends and then fired into the vehicle of another victim who stopped by to visit. All of the victims then gave Neal their money. Neal fired an additional two rounds into the house right above where the victims were standing, according to the State Attorney.
The defendant then fled the crime scene and was later captured by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
Neal has been designated a Habitual Violent Felony Offender.
First Coast News