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Suspect in July Tampa Murder Arrested in Polk County

Authorities in Polk county say they have apprehended the man who killed a Tampa man last month after an argument. According to Tampa police, Julius R. Carter and Dejonta Felder were arguing in the street in the Florence Villa neighborhood […]... [Read More]

Clearwater Woman Faces DUI Charges After Wreck on Courtney Campbell Causeway Critically Injures Another

Clearwater police accuse a 26-year-old woman of critically injuring another driver while allegedly piloting her own vehicle while intoxicated. Lina Marie Paige-Pettress was arrested early last Thursday after authorities say she caused an injury accident on the Courtney Campbell Causeway. […]... [Read More]

Oldsmar Man Allegedly Offers Arresting Officer $10,000 Bribe After DUI Arrest

Tampa police say an Oldsmar man attempted to bribe an officer after he was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence and possessing illegal drugs. Tampa PD Officer Douglass Bailey says he witnessed a late-model Acura sedan being driven erratically […]... [Read More]

Pinellas Park Man Charged with Murder, Aggravated Assault After Domestic Dispute

Police say an argument between a man and his girlfriend led to murder and a standoff with police last week at a home they shared in Pinellas Park. According to authorities, Thomas Lee Owens II and Nellie Collins began arguing […]... [Read More]

Fatal Wreck in November Leads to DUI Manslaughter Arrest This Month for Valrico Man

HCSO deputies arrested a Valrico man last week on suspicion of initiating a fatal car accident while intoxicated last November. Andrew John Wallace Jr. was allegedly piloting his 2003 Nissan 350Z on Brandon Parkway just past midnight in late November […]... [Read More]

Jilted Lover on Parole for Manslaughter Charged with Murder

Pasco County deputies say a man who claims to have difficulty handling rejection reacted negatively to unrequited love last week, leading to the stabbing death of his roommate. Warren Joseph Birkbeck was arrested last Wednesday after authorities say he stabbed […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man Sentenced to Almost a Decade in Prison on Federal Wire Fraud Conviction

Already serving a sentence for allegedly engaging in a similar scheme, a Tampa man received almost a decade more to serve in federal prison last week for a new conviction on charges of investment fraud. Anthony J. Klatch Jr. stood […]... [Read More]

Palm Harbor Cancer Specialist Sentenced to 70 Months in Federal Prison for Chemotherapy Fraud

A Palm Harbor oncologist was sentenced to almost six years in federal prison after being convicted of fraudulent charges to Medicare for unapproved overseas cancer medications. Dr. Diana Anda Norbergs will remain free while her case is appealed. According to […]... [Read More]

New Port Richey Woman Accused of Attempted Murder After Allegedly Torching Estranged Husband’s Bed

Pasco deputies say a New Port Richey woman tried to murder her estranged husband by setting his bed on fire. Eva Marie Brennan was arrested last Friday on charges including attempted murder. According to authorities, Brennan was at the mobile […]... [Read More]

Alleged Drug Robbery Gone Bad Nets Tampa Man Charge of Felony Murder

Authorities say a drug deal gone bad led to a fatal shooting at an apartment complex in the North Tampa neighborhood last week. Tampa police arrested Alexeis Perez whom they say killed Antonio Roman around midday last Wednesday. According to […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man Charged in Busch Gardens Motel Slaying

A Tampa man with a significant history in the Florida prison system was arrested last week, accused of a shooting death at a Busch Gardens hotel. Tampa police arrested Christopher Lee Carithers in front of an East Tampa residence on […]... [Read More]

Clearwater Man’s Live-Streamed Drive Down Beach Nets DUI Charge

Clearwater Police say a local man was intoxicated while driving along the beach and attempting to emulate a popular video game, live-streaming it all on social media. Twenty-seven-year-old Ryan Michael Stiles is facing several counts relating to the incident that […]... [Read More]

Multitude of Drug Charges for Spring Hill Couple Nabbed in Weeks-Long Investigation

A lengthy investigation by the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office culminated on Tuesday with the arrest of a Spring Hill couple they say were in possession of substantial amounts of illicit drugs. Investigators allege that Devan Diandre Bristol and Jasmine Deon […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Man Charged with Murder After Domestic Dispute and Day-Long Police Search

Authorities say a domestic dispute led to murder last Tuesday, requiring the services of the sheriff department’s tactical team to aid in the search that led to his ultimate apprehension. Officers of the St. Petersburg Police did not describe the […]... [Read More]

Seminole Woman Charged with Murder After Allegedly Stabbing Husband to Death

Evidently developing a rage that turned murderous, a Seminole woman was arrested late last week after authorities say she plunged a knife into her husband’s chest, killing him. Fifty-one-year-old Mary Georgia Pender-Michielson of unincorporated Seminole dialed 9-1-1 early Monday morning […]... [Read More]

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