Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County, Florida criminal law news and events

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]

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]

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]

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]

The Evidence Builds …

Though an investigation had been carried out by local authorities to track down Teri Lynn Matthews’ killer, every lead was a dead end and the case went cold. The stalled case came back to life in 1990 when Cheryl Coby […]... [Read More]

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]

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