November 14, 2021

Man who robbed SW Marion Dollar General gets 30-year prison term

Nearly two months after a jury found an Ocala man guilty of robbing a popular discount store, a judge sentenced him to a 30-year prison term. 

Esime Dunbar, the mother of Rolando Ricardo Rodney, told Circuit Judge Lisa Herndon in a hearing on Monday that her son has a “good heart” and was attending school when the incident occurred.

Dunbar said she works hard and tries to do the best for her children. She said one of her children, a girl, has died, and another attends college. The single mother calls what her son did “stupid” and said she was shocked by his actions. She asked the judge if her son could receive probation or house arrest.

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