Brandon Man Accused of Slaying Girlfriend and Torching Her Body in Sarasota

A Brandon man is languishing in the Sarasota County Jail after authorities there accused him of murdering his girlfriend and attempting to burn her remains. Sarasota County deputies were dispatched to a vehicle fire on I-75 near Osprey in mid-October […]... [Read More]

Polk County Woman Faces DUI Charges After Allegedly Riding Her Horse While Intoxicated

Riding a horse while in a state of intoxication may be a crime in Florida, and a Polk county woman is accused of doing so by deputies in that county. According to witnesses, Donna Marie Byrne was riding her horse […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man Charged with Murder After Allegedly Shooting Teen in Argument About a Woman

Hillsborough Sheriff’s deputies say an argument ended in a fatal shooting last Thursday, and county authorities have charged the surviving party of murder as a result. According to deputies, 17-year-old Tamichael Broadnax and 20-year-old Reynaldo Charles Hernandez became engaged in […]... [Read More]

Trio Arrested in St. Pete on Charges of Illegal Sale of Fentanyl

Two Pinellas Park residents and an individual from St. Petersburg were all arrested last Tuesday by Pinellas County deputies on charges related to the sale and trafficking of illegal drugs. Detectives of the Sheriff’s Narcotics Division say they received a […]... [Read More]

Brooksville Apartment Complex Manager Charged with Purloining Property’s Payments

Brooksville police say a local property manager stole tens of thousands of dollars in rent and fees while working as a property manager earlier this year. According to Hernando county authorities, Maria Danielle Marriage absconded with around $45,000 in the […]... [Read More]

Trio of Former Hernando Beach VFD Chiefs Accused of Thousands of Dollars of Fraud

Investigators of the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office allege that three of the former fire chiefs of the now-defunct Hernando Beach Volunteer Fire Department defrauded the local government of over $225,000 in a span of just under three years. According to […]... [Read More]

Port Richey Fire Chief Faces DUI Charges After Motorcycle Wreck

Port Richey’s top fire fighter is facing DUI charges after police say he wrecked his motorcycle while in a state of intoxication. Fire Chief Timothy Ollie Fussell was arrested October 15 by New Port Richey police after he crashed his […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man Charged with Hit and Run After Fatal Bicycle Accident

A Tampa man is facing charges after police say he fled the scene of an accident that left a bicyclist dead. According to police, Aristeo Antonio Pascual was navigating his bicycle on the exit ramp from eastbound Interstate 4 to […]... [Read More]

Pinellas Brothers Turn Themselves Over to Police to Face Charges for Shooting Cousin

Two brothers who Pinellas County authorities say shot and critically wounded their cousin turned themselves over to police early last week to face charges of second-degree murder. Christopher J. Henson, 30, and Divante Montreal Henderson, 25, are accused by county […]... [Read More]

Texas Woman Sentenced in Tampa to 40 Years in Prison on Fraud Convictions

A Texas woman was sentenced to four decades in federal prison in a Tampa courtroom last week after being convicted on money laundering and wire fraud charges. According to federal prosecutors, Priscilla Ann Ellis was part of a three-person conspiracy, […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Adds $500 Fine for Vehicles Impounded in DUI Arrest

The already high cost of a drunk driving arrest became even higher last week after the St. Petersburg City Council added an additional fine for towing and storage of a vehicle driven by individuals charged with DUI. The new law, […]... [Read More]

Spring Hill Teen Accused of Shooting Woman in the Face

A Spring Hill teen is accused by Hernando County authorities of shooting a woman in the face, critically injuring her. According to Hernando County sheriff’s deputies, Christian Fitzgerald accosted Brianna Goble at an apartment complex clubhouse last Thursday evening around […]... [Read More]

Plant City Man Becomes Florida’s Second Execution in 2017

The Sunshine State put to death the second person this year last Thursday when it exacted the ultimate punishment upon Michael Ray Lambrix for two murders he was convicted of committing in 1983. The 57-year-old Plant City man drew his […]... [Read More]

Largo Man Charged with DUI After Crash with Deputy Less Than One Block from Bar

A Largo man made it less than a block from a local drinking establishment before he allegedly caused an accident involving a Pinellas County sheriff’s deputy. According to deputies, John Gregory Clark left a bar on Seminole Boulevard near the […]... [Read More]

Deaf Tampa Man’s Bid for Parole in 1983 Murder Conviction Denied

A hearing-impaired Tampa man convicted of a 1981 murder will remain in prison until at least 2020 after state parole commissioners decline to consider his request for early release. Felix Garcia, now 56, was convicted in the summer of 1983 […]... [Read More]