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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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

New DNA Evidence Leads to Release of Man Sentenced to Life for 2001 Murder

DNA evidence was the key that unlocked the door of a Florida prison cell for a man who served 17 years for a murder he maintains he didn’t commit. Last Tuesday evening Dwight “D.D.” DuBose was released from Hillsborough County […]... [Read More]