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]

St. Pete Man Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Manslaughter, Sentenced to Twenty Years

A man from St. Petersburg was sentenced to two decades in prison last week after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide. According to Pinellas County investigators, Taurus Randall Frederick became involved with an angry exchange with Jeron Anthony Davis last summer. […]... [Read More]

Nine Florida Football Players Accused of Credit Card Fraud

Several members of the University of Florida football team are facing dozens of charges of credit card fraud after authorities say they used others’ credit cards to add thousands of dollars to their bookstore debit accounts. According to the State […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man Charged with Murder After Allegedly Calling Neighbor to Car and Fatally Shooting Him

Witnesses say a Tampa man beckoned a neighbor to his car, produced a firearm from within it, and fatally shot him. Authorities say Matthew and Susan Downey were standing outside of their home in Sun Bay South last weekend when […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Police Say Clearwater Man’s DNA Links Him to Two Sexual Assault Cases Almost Two Decades Ago

St. Petersburg police arrested a man last week whom they say committed two sexual assaults almost twenty years ago. Investigators say Terry Dewayne White’s DNA was entered into the FBI’s national database by another agency investigating a different set of […]... [Read More]

With Hurricane Irma Out of the Way, Murder Trial of Citrus County Man Goes Forward

Postponed for several weeks on account of Labor Day and Hurricane Irma, the murder trial of a man accused of the killing of a police informant is scheduled to begin this week. Citrus County authorities say that Curtis Marco Wilson […]... [Read More]

Defense of a Woman Claimed as Rationale for Alleged Shooting Death in Lutz

A Lutz man arrested on suspicion of shooting to death another man allegedly told detectives that he did so to protect a woman the now-dead man had been abusing. Hillsborough deputies responded to a report of a wounded man Thursday […]... [Read More]

Suspect in Alleged Clair-Mel Double Murder Arrested in Orlando

A Tampa man was arrested in Orlando last week on suspicion of committing a double murder at a Clair-Mel filling station earlier in the week. Hillsborough County deputies say Raynald Joseph Lamothe is responsible for the killing on Tuesday of […]... [Read More]

Four-Hour Standoff with TPD Leads to Aggravated Assault Charges for New Tampa Man

A four-hour standoff with police netted a New Tampa man aggravated assault charges last week after police say the man whom they feared may harm himself fired upon officers. Tampa police say they received a report last Wednesday afternoon that […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Couple Arrested in Miami-Dade After Allegedly Slaying Boss

Pinellas County deputies say a St. Petersburg man and woman murdered the man for whom they both worked, then attempted to evade justice in South Florida. According to investigators, Jaritza Maribel Diaz and Christopher Lee Robertson II were hiding in […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Woman Facing Murder Charges After Allegedly Shooting Live-In Boyfriend

St. Petersburg police say a domestic dispute turned deadly last Thursday when a woman allegedly gunned down her boyfriend at their shared residence. According to authorities, Megan Lewis and her live-in boyfriend Craig Cutson became embroiled in an argument on […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man Collared on Fourth DUI Since October

A Tampa resident has been picked up by authorities for the fourth time in under a year on suspicion of drunken driving. Hillsborough County deputies say Juan Gabriel Velasco-Arcos was witnessed by other drivers piloting his 2005 Chevrolet pick-up truck […]... [Read More]

Trio of Palm Beach County Teens Facing Murder Charges in Connection with MMA Pro’s Death

Three Palm Beach County teens will be tried as adults on allegations that they are responsible for the murder of a professional mixed martial artist. Eighteen year olds Roberto Ortiz and Jace Swinton joined 16-year-old Summer Church in the Palm […]... [Read More]

Davenport Fugitive Facing Murder, Attempted Murder Charges After Allegedly Killing Aunt and Stabbing Father

A Davenport man already on the run from the law was arrested last week after police say he killed one family member and severely injured another. According to authorities, Pedro Vega Jr. was hiding out at his aunt’s house to […]... [Read More]

Violent Argument Leads to Murder Charges for 69-Year-Old St. Pete Man

A 69-year-old St. Petersburg man has been charged with murder after police say he stabbed his roommate to death. St. Petersburg police say that Willie James Jefferson and his roommate, 59-year-old Willie Edward Evans, became embroiled in an argument last […]... [Read More]