Felonies

Spring Hill Man Sentenced to Life for Slaying of Wheelchair-Bound Octogenarian in 2015

The first of four men charged in the murder of a wheelchair-bound octogenarian was sentenced to life in prison late last week, with the jury deliberating slightly more than an hour on the case. Allegedly acting upon information he received […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Man Charged with Felony Murder After Deadly Altercation in Roser Park

St. Petersburg Police say an argument at a local establishment turned deadly when a man introduced a semi-automatic rifle into the mix. Authorities allege an altercation began at an establishment suspected by some in the Historic Roser Park neighborhood as […]... [Read More]

Tampa Authorities Say Errant Spit Leads to Road-Rage Murder

Authorities say that an altercation that started with a careless spit escalated into a fatal road-rage incident on Fowler Avenue last week. Witnesses told Tampa police that the situation began when Gilbert Serna, the passenger in a truck driven by […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man Accused in Fatal Hit-and-Run Never Issued License to Drive in Florida

Hillsborough County authorities say a man suspected of leaving the scene of a deadly car accident on St. Patrick’s Day has never had a proper driver’s license in the state of Florida. Tampa police say Tracy Evereth Wood was driving […]... [Read More]

Deputies Apprehend Man on Four-Wheeler Who Dared Them to Give Chase After Fleeing Traffic Stop

A man on a four-wheeler in Defuniak Springs allegedly returned to the spot police say he fled from them earlier that day and told them to come get him prior to being apprehended last week. Per the Walton County Sheriff’s […]... [Read More]

Alleged Street Racer in Fatal Accident Apprehended Almost Three Months Later

Tampa authorities say the man allegedly responsible for a fatal car accident eluded their grasp for almost three months before they were finally caught up with him. Per Tampa police, Jeff Desange and Jorey G. Christophe were engaged in illegal […]... [Read More]

“Prolific Offender” Charged With Attempted Felony Murder After Alleged Home Invasion Robbery

A man characterized by Pasco County authorities as a prolific offender was arrested last week after allegedly kidnapping and robbing a man at gunpoint. A man who allegedly escaped from the bathroom window of his own home told deputies a […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man Accused of Second-Degree Murder After Allegedly Firing Upon Officers Attempting to Execute Arrest Warrant

Initially sought for arrest on a warrant for firearms and making threats, a Tampa man allegedly wounded an arresting officer before being taken into custody. Tampa Police Department officers arrived at the home of Walter Richard “Richie” Jeziorski III early […]... [Read More]

Deadly Crash in 2015 Leads to Vehicular Homicide Charges Last Week for Plant City Man

A Plant City man was arrested last week and is now facing homicide charges for a fatal accident Hillsborough County authorities say he initiated in the late summer of 2015. Christian John Ryburn was sixteen years old when authorities say […]... [Read More]

Port Richey Man Arrested for Alleged Slaying of Teen on Valentine’s Day

A Port Richey man was arrested last week after Pasco County authorities say he fired a round into a vehicle last month that led to the death of a 14-year-old boy. Deputies apprehended Steven Irizarry Marin on March 12 to […]... [Read More]

Two Former Florida Gator Football Players Agree to Plea Deal in Alleged Credit Card Fraud Scheme

A pair of the nine now-former Florida Gators football players accused of credit card fraud came to an agreement with prosecutors on a plea deal that will keep them out of prison. Jordan Smith and Kadeem Telfort pled no contest […]... [Read More]

Unlicensed Sarasota Doctor Charged with Defrauding Tens of Thousands of Dollars from Kansas Man via False Cancer Diagnosis

Sarasota authorities say a local physician who was in the process of losing his medical license cheated a Kansas man out of tens of thousands of dollars by falsely diagnosing him with cancer. Investigators say an unnamed man from the […]... [Read More]

Sought on Murder Charges in Polk County, St. Pete Man Arrested by Pinellas Deputies After Alleged Flight from Traffic Stop

Already sought by Polk County authorities for allegedly attempting to kill a woman in Lake Wales, a St. Petersburg man was apprehended earlier this month after Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies say he tried to flee from a routine traffic stop. […]... [Read More]

Gainesville Man Charged with Attempted Murder after Allegedly Shooting Father and Infant Child

A Gainesville man is in custody after authorities say he became angered at a man kissing his child goodbye. According to investigators, Torrance Lee was parked before the home of Darrell Jerrand Wilson prior to dropping off his 1-year-old son […]... [Read More]

Argument Allegedly Leads to Stabbing Death of One Plant City Man By Another

A fight between two Plant City men last month left one dead and the other charged with his murder. Police say Moses Wilson and James Michael Meeks, who were both residents of the same address south of Plant City, became […]... [Read More]