17-year-old repeat felony offender faces life in prison

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Sean Tiphonsarran Adams, 17, was also found guilty of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and one count of armed robbery.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Jacksonville teen was convicted of one count of armed robbery Thursday.

Sean Tiphonsarran Adams, 17, was also found guilty of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Officials say Adams approached a 14-year-old at Clanzel Brown Park on Moncrief Road in September 2013.


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He pulled out a gun, pointed it at the victim and took the victim’s cell phone, according to prosecutors.

Adams was also convicted of felony armed robbery in 2012.

He faces up to life in prison with a 15-year minimum mandatory sentence, because he is a habitual violent felony offender.

The sentencing will take place the week of Sept. 29.