Florida

Criminal law news and events throughout the state of Florida

Tampa Bay Man Facing Murder Charge in Georgia For Death Of Hernando County Park Ranger

Suspected of crimes that spanned four counties in two states, a Sun City man was arrested last week in Georgia for a murder of a Hernando County park ranger in June. Jeffrey Michael Morrison was charged in the suspected foul […]... [Read More]

Brooksville Man Charged With Felony Drug Possession After Arrest At Fast-Food Drive-Thru Window

A Brooksville man is facing felony drug possession charges after Hernando County deputies stopped him in the midst of ordering a meal from a fast-food restaurant. Per Hernando County authorities, night watch commander Lt. William Power was inside a local […]... [Read More]

Woman Sought In Tampa Slaying Arrested In Mississippi

A person of interest sought in a Tampa murder last month culminated in an arrest over 600 miles away last Tuesday when Hillsborough county authorities arrested a 29-year-old woman already in custody in Mississippi on unrelated charges. Hillsborough Sheriff’s deputies […]... [Read More]

Pair Of Clearwater Employees Charged With Separate Instances Of Theft From The City

A pair of employees of the city of Clearwater government are facing felony charges related to alleged theft of money and materials from their employer. Investigators say Christopher Andrew Pieslak altered two checks written to the city government by replacing […]... [Read More]

Brooksville Man Spared Death Penalty After Trio Of First-Degree Murder Convictions

A Hernando County jury declined to sentence a Brooksville man to death for the three murders for which he was convicted in June. George Mason III will likely be given a life sentence in November after the jury deliberated on […]... [Read More]

Spring Hill Man Facing Arson, Attempted Murder Charges After June Fire At Ex-Girlfriend’s Home

Hernando County police arrested a Spring Hill man last week they say set fire to the home of an ex-girlfriend in an alleged attempt at killing her. Christopher Lamar Jamison was arrested on September 20th for allegedly torching the home […]... [Read More]

Spring Hill Man Charged In Nephew’s Killing At Gambling Establishment

A man called to a gambling establishment in Spring Hill allegedly ended up dead at the hands of his uncle late last week. Hernando County authorities say Roger Vazquez was acting erratically in the gaming house on the afternoon of […]... [Read More]

Man Arrested In Tampa Sought For August Orlando Slaying

A transient man arrested for sleeping in a vacant home is now the prime suspect in an Orlando murder last month. Tampa police initially arrested Bobby Lee Story on September 14 after discovering him sleeping in an abandoned home. Story […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Man Charged With DUI After Allegedly Rear-Ending PCSO Vehicle

A St. Petersburg man is facing drunk-driving charges after Pinellas County deputies say he failed to stop for a red light and crashed into a PCSO cruiser. Deputies say Zacharian Ray Johnson was piloting his 2016 Hyundai Elantra eastbound on […]... [Read More]

Double-Murder Suspect In Ruskin Slaying Apprehended In Kentucky

A man Hillsborough County authorities suspect of perpetrating the murder of a Ruskin man and his pregnant wife was arrested in Kentucky last week. McKinsie Alexander Lyons was apprehended by Kentucky police on Wednesday in a rural portion of the […]... [Read More]

Tampa Woman Faces Charges After Allegedly Defrauding Eight Seniors Out Of $200,000

A Tampa woman is facing charges of fraud over allegations by investigators that she defrauded several elderly individuals out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says Azalea Lashawn Brown fraudulently obtained the personal information […]... [Read More]

Tampa Woman Charged With Murder In Machete Slaying Of Septuagenarian Man

Tampa police say a University Square man met his end at the hands of a woman with a machete last week, but they are unsure of a motive for the killing. The body of Eddie Quezada was discovered in his […]... [Read More]

South Florida Pharmacist Convicted Of Defrauding Medicare, TRICARE, And Medicaid Of $5 Million In False Claims

A pharmacist in south Florida was convicted by a jury last week of federal charges of health care fraud after investigators say he operated a compounding pharmacy scheme worth almost $5 million. Stephen Chalker of Wellington was found guilty after […]... [Read More]

Seven Ambulance Companies Pay $21 Million To Settle Allegations of Medicare and Medicaid Kickback Scheme

A handful of ambulance companies in Texas and California have agreed to pay to the Federal government a total in $21 million to settle allegations that they conspired to run a kickback scheme to obtain referrals for services billable to […]... [Read More]

February Car Accident Leads To Vehicular Manslaughter Charges For Thonotosassa Man

A fatal car accident in February yielded vehicular homicide charges for a Thonotosassa man last week after a tip to police led to his arrest. The Florida Highway Patrol says Leroy Roscoe Middelton III was driving a borrowed Nissan Sentra […]... [Read More]

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