June 7, 2019 - Orlando Man Shot by Deputy - Convicted in Mims Aggravated Stalking Case

Yesterday (June 6), a Brevard County jury found Blondine VALSAINT (35), guilty of one (1) count of Aggravated Assault on a LEO (F2); one (1) count of Reckless Fleeing and Eluding High Speed and Wanton Disregard (F2); one (1) count of Aggravated Stalking (F3); one (1) count of Criminal Mischief (M1); and one (1) count of Petit Theft (M2), for his actions in an incident at the home of Devonda Ford (44) in Mims.

On May 3, 2018 at 4:42 am, Brevard Sheriff's Deputies responded to Hartman Lane in Mims, after calls from Ford reported her ex-boyfriend VALSAINT, was banging on the windows of her home. Ford had reported similar incidents the days and months before, saying she was afraid of  VALSAINT and his conduct. Each time VALSAINT fled before deputies arrived.

Deputies spotted VALSAINT in his vehicle near the victims home, approaching the car, ordering him to get out. Instead VALSAINT tried to flee and accelerated toward the deputies, one of whom fired into the car, wounding VALSAINT. A subsequent pursuit of VALSAINT lead into Orange County on SR 528, where his car was spun off the highway by law enforcement. VALSAINT was taken into custody, treated for his injuries, and later returned to Brevard County.

VALSAINT was ordered held on No Bond at the Brevard County Jail. Sentencing is scheduled for July 12, 2019 at 8:30 am before Judge Lemonidis. VALSAINT faces a maximum penalty of 35 years in prison for the combined felony offenses.


Todd Brown
Public Information &
(321) 617-7310

Office of the State Attorney
18th Judicial Circuit
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson
Way Building D
Viera, Fl. 32940

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