Felonies

Charged in 2015 Slaying, Tampa Man’s Murder Trial Ends in Guilty Verdict

A Hillsborough County jury delivered a guilty verdict in the trial of a Tampa man who prosecutors allege killed another man based upon his accusations of theft. The jury wasted little time in deliberating prior to telling Hillsborough Circuit Judge […]... [Read More]

Imprisoned Man Charged With Murder After Victim of Alleged 2010 Shooting Dies in January

Eight years after the incident for which he will soon be called to court to answer, a man already in a Florida prison is facing first-degree murder charges now that a man he allegedly wounded in 2010 has died. According […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man Charged With Murder in Alleged Hammer Attack

A Tampa man is in jail this afternoon facing charges of first-degree murder after Hillsborough County authorities say he admitted to breaking into an East Lake-Orient Park home and attacking its owner with a hammer. Deputies say Sean Joseph Anderson […]... [Read More]

Authorities Say Surveillance Video Leads to Arrest of Woman Involved in Ruskin Twin Killing

Hillsborough County authorities say video footage helped them identify a woman whom they later charged with first-degree murder in connection with a home invasion in Ruskin. Investigators say Samona Louise “Mona” Ramey of Wimauma approached the mobile home of Alexis […]... [Read More]

“Obnoxious” Car Leads to Arrest of Orlando Man for Alleged Slaying in Largo

A man authorities say is responsible for the shooting death of a Largo man was tracked down and arrested at his home in Orlando last week and is due to be returned to Pinellas County to face charges. Deputies of […]... [Read More]

Clearwater Man Charged with DUI After Allegedly Causing Two Separate Wrong-Way Accidents

Tampa police say a Clearwater man drunkenly drove the wrong way on the Veteran’s Expressway last week, causing (and leaving) two car accidents in the process. Daniel Livoti stands accused of piloting his vehicle in a southerly direction on the […]... [Read More]

Returned from Spain in Chains, Tampa Man Pleads Guilty to 2012 DUI Manslaughter Charges

A Tampa man who allegedly fled the country to avoid responsibility for a deadly drunk-driving accident was sentenced to fifteen years in Florida prison last week. Hillsborough County authorities say Christopher Ponce was intoxicated while driving southbound in the northbound […]... [Read More]

Neighbors’ Ongoing Conflict Allegedly Leads to Murder in Holiday

A months-long conflict came to a head last week in Beacon Square when one neighbor allegedly shot to death another in broad daylight. Qiu Feng Ke and Edward Tudor had been neighbors for four years prior to the events of […]... [Read More]

Holiday Man Faces DUI Charges After Alleged Police Pursuit on U.S. 19

Pinellas County authorities say an allegedly intoxicated Holiday man caused an injury accident as he led deputies on a chase along U.S. 19 last week. PCSD deputies allege Kingzig Montanez of driving at an excessive speed southbound on U.S. 19 […]... [Read More]

Tampa Attorney Facing Drug Trafficking Charges After Cocaine Sting Arrest

A local attorney was arrested last week by Polk County deputies after they say was involved in a cocaine-distribution operation. Deputies with the county’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking task force say they arranged a deal to purchase up to 4 […]... [Read More]

East Tampa Restaurant Owner Facing Decades in Federal Prison Over Alleged Tax Fraud Scheme

The proprietor of an East Tampa soul-food restaurant is accused by the Federal government of falsifying scores of tax returns using stolen identities and retrieving the fraudulent refunds via debit card transfers at her restaurant. Natalie Rene Panko pled guilty […]... [Read More]

Pizza Delivery Leads to Apprehension of Attempted Murder Suspect

What started last week with an alleged drug deal ended with the delivery of a pizza and a charge of attempted murder. According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, Luis Marino “Boogie” Nieuwkerk and an unknown group of other individuals […]... [Read More]

Ruskin Man Charged With Attempted Murder in Connection with Shooting at Convenience Store

A Ruskin man is in custody after authorities say he trapped another man with his vehicle and attempted to kill him with a firearm. Hillsborough County deputies say Earl Williams was in his black Cadillac sedan at a convenience store […]... [Read More]

Citrus County Woman Facing DUI, Child Neglect Charges After Series of Wrecks on I-4

Troopers of the Florida Highway Patrol say a mother was intoxicated when she struck a series of cars on I-4 last Tuesday while her two-year-old son was a passenger. Beverly Hills, Florida resident Brianna Dee Knox was piloting her 2001 […]... [Read More]

Deadly Attack on Sexagenarian Pair Yields Murder and Attempted Murder Charges for St. Pete Transient

Pinellas County investigators say a local transient left one dead and another in critical condition after attacking them at their Coquina Key residence. On New Year’s Day St. Petersburg police were summoned to the residence of Paul Dumas and his […]... [Read More]