NAPLES, Fla. - NAPLES, Fla. (AP) -- Pawning a stolen laptop brought Terrick Maurice Crosby an easy $150 in September 2009.
On Thursday, Collier County Circuit Judge Frank Baker gave the 34-year-old something else -- a 25-year prison sentence.
Crosby faced up to 30 years under the state's habitual offender law. His rap sheet dates back to 1994 in Miami-Dade County and includes robbery, grand theft, burglary and resisting arrest with violence charges. He was released from prison in 2006 after serving time for violation of probation.
Under state law, someone convicted of two or more felonies qualifies as a habitual offender.
Authorities say Crosby stole a laptop from the Hodges University library in September 2009. He pawned the laptop the day it was stolen and later represented himself during a trail.
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