Fort Myers man gets time served, two years probation on charges stemming from car burglary

A Fort Myers man who faced multiple counts from two different arrests earlier this year has been found guilty on three of the charges.

Selvian Hoxhallari, 26, was arrested and charged Aug. 4 after the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said he burglarized a vehicle in south Fort Myers and subsequently used the victim’s stolen credit cards at two Fort Myers gas stations.

He was also arrested at 2 a.m. on Aug. 10 when deputies in south Fort Myers spotted a vehicle driving suspiciously through a neighborhood, stopping in front of several houses for no apparent reason. Deputies found a crack pipe and an unlicensed firearm in the car, according to sheriff’s reports.

Hoxhallari faced six charges including possession of cocaine, possession of paraphernalia, violating a domestic violence protection order, carrying a concealed and unlicensed weapon, and loitering/prowling for the Aug. 4 arrest. 

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In Lee Circuit Court on Oct. 30, Hoxhallari was found guilty of charges of possessing paraphernalia and domestic violence, both misdemeanors.

The court withheld finding Hoxhallari guilty on the felony-level possession of cocaine charge. Withholding a guilty verdict is a special sentence that allows the judge to order probation but does not formally convict the defendant of a criminal offense. 

Video surveillance at a gas station caught images of Selvian Hoxhallari allegedly using credit cards taken in the burglary of a vehicle on Aug. 4.

The other charges were dropped.

Hoxhallari was given credit for the 82 days he had served in Lee County Jail and placed on 24 months of probation.

Hoxhallari also faced charges from Aug. 10 arrest including burglary of a vehicle, petit theft, illegal use of credit cards and possession or use of another person’s identification.

He was found guilty on the petit theft charge and a guilty verdict was withheld on the burglary charge. The credit card and ID fraud charges were dropped.

Hoxhallari was given credit for 85 days served on those charges and placed on 24 months of probation.

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