Felonies

Ft. Lauderdale Doctor Convicted On Federal Drug Charges After Allegedly Illegally Prescribing Opioids

A Fort Lauderdale doctor was convicted last month by a federal jury for his alleged involvement in a conspiracy to distribute illicit drugs. According to federal prosecutors, Dr. Andres Mencia and three of his office workers began performing fake consultations […]... [Read More]

Largo Man Arrested, Charged With Murder For Alleged Fatal Beating In June

A Largo man authorities say fatally beat his neighbor last month was arrested last week and charged with his murder. Largo police say they were summoned to a local mobile home park on June 9 to respond to the report […]... [Read More]

Botched Alleged Home Invasion Leads To Felony Murder Charges For Tampa Man

An alleged burglary that culminated in the death of a Tampa man’s accomplice in the undertaking has resulted in the laying of felony murder charges against him. Per Hillsborough County authorities, Earnest Eugene Cherry Jr. and Chike Tim broke into […]... [Read More]

Three Texas Medical Professionals Convicted in Alleged $12.3 MM Medicare Fraud Case

A trio of Texas medical professionals were convicted by a federal jury of charges relating to a home health care fraud scheme in which federal prosecutors say they were involved. Kelly Robinett, M.D., Kingsley Nwanguma, and Joy Ogwuegbu were convicted […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Man Arrested for DUI Manslaughter in Death of Motorcyclist

A St. Petersburg man is facing drunk driving and homicide charges after authorities say he was intoxicated when he struck and killed a motorcyclist. Pinellas County prosecutors say Dylan Charles Baron was driving southbound on Fourth Street N late on […]... [Read More]

Georgia Man Surrenders to Hamilton County Authorities on Murder Charges Relating to Hernando County Park Ranger

Although there remains a question of jurisdiction, the boyfriend of a Hernando County park ranger whose body was discovered afloat in a waterway in Georgia will face charges related to her death. Per authorities, Mitzi Marie Babb was last seen […]... [Read More]

DOJ Charges 601 Individuals in Department’s Largest Health Care Fraud Bust Ever

A recent crackdown on health care fraud by the United States Department of Justice led to over 600 arrests on federal fraud charges, including thirteen in the Tampa Bay area. Per the Justice Department, last week’s arrests are collectively the […]... [Read More]

Largo Couple On the Lam After Allegedly Fraudulently Leasing Same House to Fifteen Different Families

A Largo couple is being sought by police on suspicion of fraudulently leasing the same house to over a dozen different families. Largo police allege that Nicole and David Johnson knowingly agreed to rent to at least 15 different families, […]... [Read More]

Awaiting Trial for Over Seven Years, Wimauma Murder Suspect Finally Granted Bond

In the Hillsborough County Jail since late 2010, a Wimauma man was finally granted bail last week after a judge opined that the evidence prosecutors have presented against him to this point is too weak to deny it. Michael Edward […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Man Sentenced to Quarter Century in Prison for Federal Heroin Trafficking Conviction

A St. Petersburg man will be spending the next decade and a half in federal prison on drug-trafficking charges, as prosecutors say he moved 30 kilograms of heroin into the area over a year and a half. William Harold Wright […]... [Read More]

Man Suspected of Hit-and-Run Death in Pennsylvania Apprehended in Tampa

A man who Pennsylvania authorities say fled the state after causing a fatal car accident was apprehended by Tampa Police last week. Lancaster, Pennsylvania authorities say Kristopher Martinez-Roman was driving in the area on May 24 when he ran a […]... [Read More]

Hernando Jury Finds Brooksville Man Guilty of Three Counts of Murder in 2014 Shooting Rampage

Four years after the events in question, a Hernando County jury passed down a verdict of guilty upon a Brooksville man the state says committed among the most shocking shooting sprees in the city’s history. A jury will decide the […]... [Read More]

Broward County Man Sought in Connection with 2011 DUI Manslaughter Arrested in Fort Meade

Officers of the Florida Highway Patrol say they arrested a man last week who has been sought for seven years due to his alleged involvement with a drunken car accident that left one dead. In late March 2011, investigators say […]... [Read More]

Already Facing Charges for Alleged Fatal Wreck, Riverview Man Jailed Again for Another Injury Accident

A Riverview man already out on bail on a previous charge involving a fatal crash was arrested again last week after Hillsborough County deputies say he initiated another crash that left another hospitalized. Jaime Castellano Jr. was driving westbound on […]... [Read More]

Tampa Teen Faces Adult Charges in Alleged Street Racing Slayings

Adult charges await a 17-year-old Tampa teen for allegedly engaging in an illicit street race that left two people dead. According to Hillsborough County authorities, John Alexander Barrineau was driving his Nissan Altima on May 23 when he engaged in […]... [Read More]