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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]

Tampa Man Sentenced to Life for 2015 Murder He Allegedly Committed at Age 17

A Tampa man who was a minor when he allegedly killed a classmate will spend the rest of his natural life in a Florida prison after a Hillsborough County jury found him guilty of first-degree murder. Tampa authorities say the […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man Arrested on Courthouse Steps to Face Second-Degree Murder Charge

Within moments of leaving a Hillsborough County courtroom on a related charge of evidence tampering, a Tampa man was cuffed and hustled back to the county jail to face second-degree murder charges. Tyler Chase Bardin is accused by Hillsborough County […]... [Read More]

Tampa Authorities Say Errant Spit Leads to Road-Rage Murder

Authorities say that an altercation that started with a careless spit escalated into a fatal road-rage incident on Fowler Avenue last week. Witnesses told Tampa police that the situation began when Gilbert Serna, the passenger in a truck driven by […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man Accused in Fatal Hit-and-Run Never Issued License to Drive in Florida

Hillsborough County authorities say a man suspected of leaving the scene of a deadly car accident on St. Patrick’s Day has never had a proper driver’s license in the state of Florida. Tampa police say Tracy Evereth Wood was driving […]... [Read More]

Alleged Street Racer in Fatal Accident Apprehended Almost Three Months Later

Tampa authorities say the man allegedly responsible for a fatal car accident eluded their grasp for almost three months before they were finally caught up with him. Per Tampa police, Jeff Desange and Jorey G. Christophe were engaged in illegal […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man Accused of Second-Degree Murder After Allegedly Firing Upon Officers Attempting to Execute Arrest Warrant

Initially sought for arrest on a warrant for firearms and making threats, a Tampa man allegedly wounded an arresting officer before being taken into custody. Tampa Police Department officers arrived at the home of Walter Richard “Richie” Jeziorski III early […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man Arrested in Father’s Slaying in Temple Crest

A Tampa man was arrested last week and is accused by authorities of fatally stabbing his father last month. Eighteen-year-old Ismael Abdirashid Ali was apprehended on February 26 on suspicion of killing his father ten days earlier. Police say his […]... [Read More]

Charged in 2015 Slaying, Tampa Man’s Murder Trial Ends in Guilty Verdict

A Hillsborough County jury delivered a guilty verdict in the trial of a Tampa man who prosecutors allege killed another man based upon his accusations of theft. The jury wasted little time in deliberating prior to telling Hillsborough Circuit Judge […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man Charged With Murder in Alleged Hammer Attack

A Tampa man is in jail this afternoon facing charges of first-degree murder after Hillsborough County authorities say he admitted to breaking into an East Lake-Orient Park home and attacking its owner with a hammer. Deputies say Sean Joseph Anderson […]... [Read More]