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Man sentenced to 40 years for Oldsmar road rage attack


Published:   |   Updated: June 5, 2013 at 06:54 PM

CLEARWATER - A man recently convicted in a 2009 road rampage in Oldsmar was sentenced Friday to 40 years in prison.

A jury in March found Todd Naylor, 36, guilty of two counts of aggravated assault where a firearm was discharged. Each carried a minimum mandatory sentence of 20 years, and Pinellas Circuit Judge Philip Federico opted to run the two sentences consecutively, said Assistant State Attorney Scott Rosenwasser, who prosecuted the case.

Naylor, riding as a passenger in a Ford pickup, shot at a Ford minivan occupied by an Indiana mother and daughter during the July 8, 2009, road rampage in Oldsmar. Of three shots fired, one struck the minivan.

While the jury found Naylor guilty in that assault, it could not agree whether Naylor was guilty of forcing off the road a Toyota RAV4 occupied by two sisters delivering newspapers for their mother. Nor could jurors agree whether Naylor was guilty of pointing a 12-gauge Winchester shotgun at a Korean immigrant after the red Ford 150 rammed into the immigrant's Toyota Corolla, forcing it off the road.

The pickup driver, Jason Strauss, 38, pleaded guilty last year and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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