Multitude of Drug Charges for Spring Hill Couple Nabbed in Weeks-Long Investigation

A lengthy investigation by the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office culminated on Tuesday with the arrest of a Spring Hill couple they say were in possession of substantial amounts of illicit drugs. Investigators allege that Devan Diandre Bristol and Jasmine Deon […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Man Charged with Murder After Domestic Dispute and Day-Long Police Search

Authorities say a domestic dispute led to murder last Tuesday, requiring the services of the sheriff department’s tactical team to aid in the search that led to his ultimate apprehension. Officers of the St. Petersburg Police did not describe the […]... [Read More]

Seminole Woman Charged with Murder After Allegedly Stabbing Husband to Death

Evidently developing a rage that turned murderous, a Seminole woman was arrested late last week after authorities say she plunged a knife into her husband’s chest, killing him. Fifty-one-year-old Mary Georgia Pender-Michielson of unincorporated Seminole dialed 9-1-1 early Monday morning […]... [Read More]

HCSO Sergeant Charged with DUI After Crash at Disney World

A deputy of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is facing charges of driving under the influence after he allegedly drove his personal vehicle into a structure at Walt Disney World in Orlando. Timothy Michael Craig was piloting his Toyota light […]... [Read More]

Former HARC Exec Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison After Guilty Plea

The former chief financial officer of a private agency dedicated to helping the mentally disabled will be spending two years in federal prison for allegedly illegally diverting Social Security payments from individuals under their care. Frank Pannullo was also sentenced […]... [Read More]

Allegedly Inebriated Plant City Man Faces DUI Manslaughter Charges After Running Red Light and Striking Motorcyclist

Troopers of the Florida Highway Patrol say a Plant City man was legally intoxicated when he piloted his vehicle through a red light and fatally struck a motorcyclist. Jorge Alberto Mejia Perez was driving his Nissan Maxima westbound on Knights […]... [Read More]

DUI Manslaughter Charges for Tampa Man in Connection with Fatal Wreck in November

The Tampa Police Department arrested a man last week they say is responsible for the death of a motorcyclist last November. Authorities accuse Nelson Froilan Massanet-Beltran of being inebriated when he was driving down Sheldon Road on a November evening […]... [Read More]

Florida Schedules First Execution Since Early 2016

After months of legal and legislative maneuvering, the state of Florida has scheduled the first execution since January 2016. Mark James Asay was scheduled last week to be put to death at 6 P.M. on August 24 in Florida’s death […]... [Read More]

False Positive Test for Cocaine Costs Oveido Man Ninety Days in Jail

An Oveido man languished in jail for ninety days after a roadside drug test returned a false positive on powdered drywall. Oveido police officers stopped Karlos Cashe in March, accusing him of driving his vehicle without its lights on. The […]... [Read More]

Clair-Mel Man in Hillsborough County Jail Charged with Manslaughter in 2016 Madeira Beach Death

Already a guest of the Hillsborough County sheriff, a Clair-Mel man is now facing manslaughter charges in Pinellas County for an altercation that led to the death of his girlfriend late last year. Michael Thomas Valenti was arrested in early […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man Sentenced to 5-1/2 Years in Prison on Federal Money Laundering Charges

A Tampa man was sentenced to five-and-a-half years in federal prison last week after admitting in January to laundering money for financial hackers. Anthony R. Murgio wept as he told a U.S. district judge in Manhattan that he made significant […]... [Read More]

Spring Hill Man Charged with Elder Exploitation After Alleged $100K Theft from Father

A Spring Hill man was arrested late last month and returned to Hernando County over a year after a warrant was issued for his arrest on allegations that he stole over $100,000 from his father. Vincent James Caliendo was arrested […]... [Read More]

Murder Charges for Man Who Allegedly Shoots Girlfriend at East Tampa Filling Station

Little is known about the circumstances that led to the alleged attack, but Tampa police say that an armed altercation between a man and his girlfriend left her dead and him the perpetrator of her murder. Officers of the TPD […]... [Read More]

USF Football Player Charged with Credit Card Fraud After Allegedly Using Card of Another at IHOP

A walk-on football player for the University of South Florida stands accused of credit card fraud after allegedly attempting to use a card that was previously reported as being stolen. Adrian Dejuan Palmore was arrested last Monday evening at an […]... [Read More]

Trial on Fraud Charges Ahead for Former Gainesville Employee After Allegedly Spending City Funds on Augmentation Surgery on Her Rear

A now-former employee of the city of Gainesville is facing felony fraud charges after an investigation uncovered instances of her allegedly spending city funds on, among other things, buttock augmentation surgery. Initially described as a competent employee who was always […]... [Read More]