Velton Corbett was sentenced to 30 years in prison today for three counts of Attempted Second Degree Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer, Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer with a Firearm and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

On March 31, 2016 the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a call in reference to a person with a gun driving in the area of Henderson and C Street. Officers responded and located the car being driven by Corbett. When they attempted to approach him, Corbett advised that he was not going back to jail. He then pulled out two firearms from his pockets and fired multiple times at both officers. Luckily neither of the officers was hit.

The defendant then ran to a nearby family friend’s house and was taken into custody after 6 hours of negotiations.

Corbett was sentenced as a Prison Releasee Reoffender. He previously served 10 years for Lewd and Lascivious Battery. Assistant State Attorney Andreas Gardiner of the Homicide Unit handled the case.

Samantha Syoen
Communications Director
State Attorney’s Office