Man doesn't show for trial, gets 15 years

Published: Friday, January 28, 2011 at 9:51 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 28, 2011 at 9:51 p.m.

Officials are looking for a man who missed his own drug trial on Friday. They want to make certain the man does not miss his 15-year prison sentence.

Willie Tyrone “T-Baby” Aleston, 31, of Gainesville was arrested in 2009 for sale of cocaine. He did not show up in court to be tried on the charge Friday.

Circuit Court Judge David Glant ruled that the trial would go ahead anyway and the jury convicted Aleston. Then Glant sentenced Aleston to 15 years in prison and issued a warrant for his arrest that does not allow him to post bond.

Aleston is apparently familiar with the criminal justice system. His adult prison record began when he was 18 and convicted of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. According to the Florida Department of Corrections, Aleston has served four sentences for violent crimes under the name Tyron W. Morris Jr.

Anyone with information on where Aleston may be is asked to call the Alachua County Sheriff's Office at 955-1818 or Crime Stoppers at 372-STOP (7867).

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