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]

HCSO Petitions Court to Obtain $45,000 Seized in Alleged Drug Operation

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is seeking to obtain almost $45,000 in funds its deputies discovered in the course of a raid upon the Plant City home of a man alleged to have been engaged in the sale of illegal […]... [Read More]

Holiday Teen to Face Adult Felony-Murder Charges in Alleged Attack Upon Neighbor

A Holiday teenager will be facing adult first-degree felony murder charges, as Pasco County authorities say he battered and robbed a neighbor who died shortly thereafter. Fourteen-year-old Alexander Perez was indicted by a grand jury December 9 for a beating […]... [Read More]

Florida Legislator Brings Poor Prison Conditions to Light

Broken toilets. No hot water. Rows of broken showers. Inoperative heating systems. Cell windows stuck shut. A nearly deafening exhaust fan. This is what greeted Miami Beach Rep. David Richardson when he visited the Columbia Correctional Institution in Lake City […]... [Read More]

Hillsborough Deputies Wound Two Suspects in Dinnertime Drug Sting at Restaurant

An undercover drug sting during the dinner rush at a local fast-food restaurant went bad Tuesday evening, as Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies shot two suspects, wounding one mildly and the other critically. According to authorities, undercover officers met with the […]... [Read More]

Woman Allegedly Involved in 2010 Shooting Death of Tampa Officers to Face State Charges

A Seffner woman was released from federal custody today but is all but certain to face state charges for actions she’s alleged to have committed leading up to her custody in the federal prison system. Cortnee Nicole Brantley was freed […]... [Read More]

Anonymous Tip Leads to Arrest in 2015 Tampa Murder

Tampa police say they have apprehended the man responsible for the first murder of 2015. According to the police, the arrest is the result of an anonymous tip. Reginald Cortez Bowman IV of Tampa was apprehended just before two o’clock […]... [Read More]

Tampa Woman Crashes Into North Forest Hills Home While Allegedly Under the Influence

A home at the end of Pine Lake Drive is worse for the wear after a Tampa woman allegedly struck it with her vehicle last week. Officers of the Tampa Police Department say Danica Ellen Zagara had already been involved […]... [Read More]

Loud Television Leads Hillsborough County Deputies to Alleged Cannabis Grow Operation

A Brandon couple are facing charges relating to cannabis cultivation after sheriff’s deputies were called to the home to investigate a complaint of a loud television. Deputies were called to the residence of Eduardo Jesus Estevez-Aguilera, aged 34, and Barbara […]... [Read More]

Clearwater Man Charged with Boating Under the Influence After Alleged String of Collisions on Water

Two broken boats and an obliterated dock were left in the wake of a Clearwater man who, according to police, took to the waters in his own vessel on Thanksgiving in a state of impairment brought on by an excess […]... [Read More]

Florida Supreme Court Verdict Again Throws State Capital Punishment Sentencing Laws Into Question

Richard P. Franklin was sentenced to death by a 9-3 vote for a murder he committed in 2012. On Wednesday the Florida Supreme Court sent his case back for resentencing, declaring that a non-unanimous jury recommendation was unconstitutional. Though the […]... [Read More]