Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County, Florida criminal law news and events

BUI Charge Dropped Against HCSO Deputy, But Internal Investigation Continues

Though the BUI charges against him are no longer pending, a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputy may still find himself jobless due to an incident in Tampa Bay. On July 1 a Sheriff’s Office marine patrol deputy spotted the pontoon boat […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Pasco County Alleged Road Rage Incident

An alleged instance of road rage led to attempted murder charges for a Tampa man after police say he fired a shotgun at a fellow motorist. Pasco County deputies say Luis Ramund Brito was at the four-way stop at Lake […]... [Read More]

Tampa Woman Charged With DUI Manslaughter After Fatal January Wreck

A Tampa woman is facing DUI manslaughter charges after a January wreck that killed one and seriously injuring a second. Temple Terrace police say Camaren Hailey Edson was driving her Nissan Murano northbound on Morris Bridge Road at around 1 […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man With Mortgage Fraud Record Pleads Guilty To Charges Relating To Stolen Church Money

A Tampa man with a long history of mortgage fraud is again returning to long-term state custody after entering a plea of guilty to wire fraud. Investigators say Victor Thomas Clavizzao accepted over $16,000 from a church intending to use […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man Faces Felony Murder Charges After Argument Allegedly Leads To Murder

A Tampa man who allegedly gunned down another individual in the street last week was apprehended after a cooperative effort between the Tampa Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service. According to investigators, Sergio Rashad Green and Glennis Leon Mays […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man’s Collision With HCSO Cruiser Yields DUI Charges

Hillsborough County deputies say a Tampa man was intoxicated when he crashed his vehicle into a department cruiser, causing several thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to the car. Per the officers, Tyler Ray Conrad was piloting his 2005 Nissan […]... [Read More]

Botched Alleged Home Invasion Leads To Felony Murder Charges For Tampa Man

An alleged burglary that culminated in the death of a Tampa man’s accomplice in the undertaking has resulted in the laying of felony murder charges against him. Per Hillsborough County authorities, Earnest Eugene Cherry Jr. and Chike Tim broke into […]... [Read More]

Awaiting Trial for Over Seven Years, Wimauma Murder Suspect Finally Granted Bond

In the Hillsborough County Jail since late 2010, a Wimauma man was finally granted bail last week after a judge opined that the evidence prosecutors have presented against him to this point is too weak to deny it. Michael Edward […]... [Read More]

Man Suspected of Hit-and-Run Death in Pennsylvania Apprehended in Tampa

A man who Pennsylvania authorities say fled the state after causing a fatal car accident was apprehended by Tampa Police last week. Lancaster, Pennsylvania authorities say Kristopher Martinez-Roman was driving in the area on May 24 when he ran a […]... [Read More]

Already Facing Charges for Alleged Fatal Wreck, Riverview Man Jailed Again for Another Injury Accident

A Riverview man already out on bail on a previous charge involving a fatal crash was arrested again last week after Hillsborough County deputies say he initiated another crash that left another hospitalized. Jaime Castellano Jr. was driving westbound on […]... [Read More]

Tampa Teen Faces Adult Charges in Alleged Street Racing Slayings

Adult charges await a 17-year-old Tampa teen for allegedly engaging in an illicit street race that left two people dead. According to Hillsborough County authorities, John Alexander Barrineau was driving his Nissan Altima on May 23 when he engaged in […]... [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]

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]

Tampa Sexagenarian Charged with First-Degree Murder in Suspected September Slaying

Previously in jail for unrelated drug charges, a Tampa man was re-arrested last week and charged with murder in connection with the death of an Osceola County woman. Tampa police say James Leon “Bo” Jackson is the culprit responsible for […]... [Read More]