TWO FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER-SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON

On June 5, 2018 a jury found Sylvester Simmons and Jeremy Taylor guilty of first degree murder, attempted first degree murder and shooting into an occupied vehicle for the death of Preston Reed in November of 2014.  

State Attorneys Ryan Will and Jeanne Stratis along with Deland Criminal Investigations Unit and other witnesses successfully presented testimony leading to the convictions.  The two were sentenced to life in prison.