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Man sentenced to 30 years in prison for 2014 home burglary

Alphonso James sentenced for conviction of burglary to dwelling

Booking photo of Alphonso James.
Booking photo of Alphonso James.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 36-year-old man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for his conviction of a burglary to a dwelling, state attorneys said.

Alphonso James was sentenced this week as a prison release reoffender with a 15-year minimum mandatory sentence, officials said.

James broke into a victim's home through a bedroom window in January 2014. State attorneys said James cut himself while breaking into the window and left DNA behind at the crime scene.

During the burglary, James stole two televisions, jewelry and a computer, state attorneys said.

Police later matched the blood left at the scene to James.

James has a prior felony conviction for burglary, authorities said.