Repeat Offender Faces Armed Burglary Charges

Repeat Offender Faces Armed Burglary Charges
Allen's Booking Info

Kelvin James Allen, 19, was arrested last Tuesday and charged with armed burglary of a residence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s house while she was out of town. 

According to the sworn complaint, on January 29, the victim arrived home to find the father of one of her children, Allen, and a woman, sitting on the couch. After she told Allen to leave he jumped up and screamed at her, causing the victim to go outside and call the police. 

Allen followed the victim outside and realized the police were being called, causing him to go back inside and take various items from the victim’s residence before fleeing on foot. 

The woman who was with Allen told police he told her the residence was his uncle’s, also advising that Allen had retrieved a carbine pistol when he ran back into the house. 

On January 30, Alachua County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) deputies began follow-up investigations of several shootings that have occurred around Alachua County and the City of Gainesville.  

After obtaining a warrant for Allen’s social media data it was found that on January 24th he posted a live video of himself removing a magazine from a gun.

Allen has an extensive violent juvenile history. Previously, he was arrested as a juvenile on September 26, 2020, in Alachua County for the shooting of two people when he was 16. 

He committed the crime together with Jerquay Freeman, who is also now in the Alachua County Jail awaiting trial for four felonies, plus probation violation for attempted murder. 

Allen received charges for aggravated assault, deadly weapon possession, firing weapon into a building, second-degree murder, and premeditated first-degree murder. For the premeditated murder, he wasn't charged as part of the plea deal and got probation only for attempted murder and weapon usage. The judge of the case, David Kreider, sentenced Allen to receive a two-year state prison sentence as a youthful offender, followed by four years of probation.

In July 2022, when he was 18, he was seized again, now for domestic battery, trespassing, and threats to commit violence. The judge, Thomas Jaworski, sentenced him to one year and seven days in state prison. He was released in November 2023, and is now on 30 months of probation.

Allen was ordered held without bond. The State Attorney's Office seeks to keep him jailed pending trial due to prior probation violations and an arrest in Orlando while on probation.

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