Felonies

Land ‘O Lakes Man Facing DUI Manslaughter Charges After Allegedly Striking Two Pedestrians

A Land ‘O Lakes man is facing manslaughter charges after Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies say he struck and killed two pedestrians while driving drunk in Treasure Island. Deputies say Aleem Reezan Temon Hamid was driving his Ford Explorer along 118th […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Man Facing Charges After Allegedly Purloining $30k in Scratch-Off Lottery Tickets

A St. Petersburg man was arrested last week on suspicion of absconding with $30,000 in scratch-off lottery tickets from a local supermarket. Investigators say Soulkhan Vorasane broke in to the store’s lottery kiosk on several occasions, making out with a […]... [Read More]

Date Set for “Stand Your Ground” Movie Theater Murder Trial

The retired Tampa police captain who fatally shot another man in a Wesley Chapel movie theater in 2014 will stand trial on second-degree murder charges early next year. Curtis Judson Reeves stands accused of murder after shooting Chad Wayne Oulson […]... [Read More]

Fatal Fall Wreck Yields Negligent Homicide Charge for Brooksville Man

A Brooksville man is now facing charges in connection with an accident prosecutors say he caused last fall that ended in the death of another man. Hernando County authorities say Joshua Aaron Johnson was driving his 1985 Honda moped at […]... [Read More]

Wrong-Way Drive on U.S. 41 Leads to Drunk Driving Charges for Bradenton Man

A trip the wrong way down U.S. 41 ended with an arrest on suspicion of drunk driving by Florida Highway Patrol troopers last week after they say he previously eluded them by ramming a police cruiser. Per the troopers, a […]... [Read More]

Prosecutors Asking for Death Penalty in Trial of Riverview Man Accused of Double Murder

Hillsborough County prosecutors announced last week that they will seek the death penalty for a man accused of killing his girlfriend and daughter and seriously injuring their son. Ronnie Oneal III stands accused of killing Kenyatta Barron and their 9-year-old […]... [Read More]

Ocala Woman Charged with DUI Manslaughter After Crash Victim Removed from Life Support

An Ocala woman has been charged with DUI manslaughter after a mid-day collision she allegedly initiated took the life of a 60-year-old woman. Agnette Welk says a dropped cellphone distracted her while driving around noon on May 10, leading to […]... [Read More]

Gibsonton Woman Faces DUI Manslaughter Charges After Alleged 100-MPH Wreck

A fatal crash over a month ago yielded an arrest for DUI manslaughter last week, as Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office investigators say a Gibsonton woman drove over 100 miles per hour in the moments leading up to the incident. Police […]... [Read More]

Ex-Pinellas Deputy Sentence to Probation After 2015 Shooting

A Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputy avoided prison time after pleading guilty to attempted manslaughter last week. Timothy G. Virden was sentenced to three years of probation last week after entering his guilty plea in connection with a shooting in a […]... [Read More]

December Morning

It was late, and Gary was worried. The pre-dawn hours in central Florida are typically a peaceful prelude to just the kind of mild days the state has become known for. It was the first Friday in December, and the […]... [Read More]

Lake Placid Man Charged with Murder in Shooting of Highlands County Deputy

A Highlands County Sheriff’s deputy is dead and a Lake Placid man is in jail after a dispute that investigators said was touched off by a cat. According to deputies, Deputy William J. Gentry Jr. was dispatched to a Lake […]... [Read More]

Tallahassee Widow Indicted for Murder in Relation to Husband’s Disappearance in 2000

A Tallahassee grand jury opened a new chapter in an almost two-decade-old cold case last week when they indicted the widow of a man missing since 2000 for his murder. Denise Merrell Williams, now 48, is now facing charges in […]... [Read More]

Fatal December Motorcycle Accident Leads to DUI Charges for Port Richey Man

Pasco County authorities arrested a Port Richey man last week who they say is responsible for a December car accident that took the life of a woman on a motorcycle. Police say Patrick Lee McKinney was driving his motorcycle in […]... [Read More]

Alleged Wrong-Way Collision Yields Drunk Driving Charges for New Port Richey Man

A New Port Richey man is facing drunk driving charges after state troopers say he drove his car the wrong way on U.S. 19, ultimately leading to a head-on collision with another driver. Per the Florida Highway Patrol, Rashad Xavier […]... [Read More]

Jacksonville Man Sentenced to Death for 2013 Rape and Murder of Child

A Jacksonville man was sentenced to pay the ultimate price last week after a Duval County jury convicted him of rape and murder. In February, Donald James Smith was convicted in the 2013 rape and murder of Cherish Perrywinkle, an […]... [Read More]