Retrial Begins for Man Accused of 2013 Murder

Jury selection began on Tuesday in the retrial of a St. Petersburg man whose original first-degree murder trial in 2015 ended in a hung jury. Pinellas county prosecutors say that Oscar Freemond Fowler fired more than twenty rounds into the […]... [Read More]

Suspect in Fatal St. Pete Shooting Surrenders to Police

The main suspect in a fatal shooting turned himself in to officers of the St. Petersburg Police Department last week. Chaz Ezekiel Bynum, of St. Petersburg, was wanted in the slaying of Emmanuel Isaiah Sims. The alleged incident took place […]... [Read More]

Brunvand and Futerman Win Aquittal in Murder Trial of Indian Rocks Beach Teacher

The fact that Cara Alane Ryan fired the fatal shots that spring Saturday in 2015 is not in question. The reason she shot John Joseph “J.J.” Rush is the issue, and a Pinellas County jury took just two hours to […]... [Read More]

Man Convicted of Killing St. Pete Officer As Juvenile Seeks Reduced Sentence

Nicholas Lemmon Lindsey, Jr. was sixteen when he allegedly shot to death St. Petersburg PD Officer David Crawford in February 2011. He has twice been sentenced to life in prison since then, but he began a third attempt at leniency, […]... [Read More]

Florida Supreme Court Overturns Three Death Sentences

The Florida Supreme Court overturned three death sentences on Thursday, returning the question of the punishment each will endure to a new set of juries. The resentencing is putting into action a decision by the Court last month disallowing death […]... [Read More]

Allegedly Intoxicated Wrong-Way Driver Accused in Death of St. Pete Man

A Polk City man is in jail today after authorities allege that he drove the wrong way on I-4 and initiated a fatal crash while under the influence of alcohol. Twenty-four-year-old Travis Wade Coats is charged with DUI homicide and […]... [Read More]

Tampa Postal Worker Found Guilty in Theft of $2MM in Social Security Checks

A former federal mail handler was convicted of charges relating to the theft of thousands of Social Security checks worth approximately $2 million dollars on Wednesday. A federal jury found Stacy Darnell Mitchell guilty of theft of government property and […]... [Read More]

Polk County Inmate Sentenced to Life in Jailer’s Slaying

A man convicted in 2015 for the death of a Polk County detention deputy was given a life sentence Wednesday. Terrence Jerome Barnett was sentenced to life in prison upon the recommendation of a Polk County jury. The jury voted […]... [Read More]

Alcohol Suspected in Crash that Killed Brandon Man

Officers of the Florida Highway Patrol say that the man piloting a vehicle that ran a red light and struck another and killed its occupant was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. Twenty-eight-year-old Johnathan Nicholas […]... [Read More]

Homeless Man Dies During Arrest by St. Pete PD

A Tampa man expired in the course of an arrest by the St. Petersburg Police Wednesday morning. According to reports, officers were attempting to arrest Joshua George Dove, a thirty-five-year-old homeless man on a sidewalk on Fifth Avenue North near […]... [Read More]

Largo Man Accused of Murder in Fight Over a Woman

A nineteen-year-old Largo man is in custody after police say that he shot and killed another man on New Year’s Eve in an altercation over a female with whom he had a romantic relationship. Jared Tyler Compton is facing first-degree […]... [Read More]

Plant City Men Agree to Plead Guilty in Mexican Drug Trafficking Case

An uncle and his nephew have agreed to plead guilty to federal drug trafficking charges based upon allegations by the Drug Enforcement Administration that their Plant City business was a front for a Mexican drug distribution operation. According to authorities, […]... [Read More]

Florida Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentences Finalized Prior to Summer of 2002

A term filled with death-penalty rulings sees another such decision, as the Florida Supreme Court handed down a decision retaining the death sentences of almost two hundred prisoners whose sentencing occurred prior to the summer of 2002. Two rulings handed […]... [Read More]

Warrant Issued for Suspect in Murder of Clair-Mel Woman

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Tampa man after the battered body of a woman was discovered in a Clair-Mel ditch. On the first day of November an individual riding a horse in the area of […]... [Read More]

Suspect in Wellswood Slaying Captured in Western Louisiana

Detectives from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office have been sent over eight hundred miles to the west to retrieve the prime suspect in a murder committed earlier this week. Forty-three-year-old Keith Earl Davis was apprehended in Sulphur, Louisiana yesterday, mere […]... [Read More]