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Criminal law news and events throughout the state of Florida

Pinellas County Deputy Fired After One-Car Wreck Yields DUI Charges

A now-former Pinellas County deputy is facing DUI charges after fellow deputies say he initiated a one-car crash in Dunedin. Per the deputies, Corporal James Robert Miller was driving his personal vehicle on August 25 when he apparently lost control […]... [Read More]

Alleged Drug Deal Gone Bad Yields Felony Murder Charge For Bayonet Point Man

Pasco County authorities say a drug deal gone bad led to the fatal shooting of another man, the critical injury of a woman, and wounds to a Bayonet Point man. Per Pasco County deputies, Ariel Felder met Anthony Douglas Blount […]... [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]

Sarasota Man Facing Charges Of Trafficking In Bath Salts

A Sarasota man was arrested last week after local police say he was in possession of a variety of illegal drugs including a substance popularly known as bath salts. Sarasota County authorities say law enforcement attempted to initiate a stop […]... [Read More]

Charges Laid Against Clearwater Man In “Stand Your Ground” Shooting

Three weeks since the incident, Pinellas County authorities charged a Clearwater man with manslaughter in a case seen by many as a test of Florida’s “stand your ground” law. Deputies arrested Michael Drejka last week on allegations that he shot […]... [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]

New Port Richey Man Facing Murder Charges After Missing Woman’s Body Allegedly Found In His Apartment

A missing woman’s remains found in a New Port Richey man’s apartment has resulted in murder charges against him. The family of Christine Nelson reported her to the authorities as missing on August 5, but her vehicle was soon found […]... [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]

Long-Time Clearwater Parks And Rec Supervisor Charged With Defrauding Department Of $148,000

A former Clearwater city employee was charged with defrauding the government of tens of thousands of dollars over several years in his position as a Parks and Recreation employee. Per investigators, a department employee noticed an odd discrepancy in a […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Man Facing Felony Charges After Allegedly Selling Fake Cocaine

A St. Petersburg man is facing felony drug charges after deputies say he sold them a substance purported to be cocaine, but wasn’t. Pinellas County deputies say Tomas L. Phillips offered to sell an undercover officer what he claimed was […]... [Read More]

Pinellas Deputies Say Drunk Driver Initiated Fatal Four-Vehicle Wreck

Pinellas County authorities say alcohol may have been involved in a car accident that killed two individuals and injured a third. Deputies say Edward Delzer was driving his 2001 Lexus westbound on Park Boulevard with his father, Harvey Vern Delzer, […]... [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]

Spring Hill Nurse Charged For Allegedly Purloining 10,000 Pain Pills From Employer

A nurse in Spring Hill is facing charges after Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies say she stole thousands of pills of pain killers from her place of work. A local rehab clinic reported the theft of a long list of pain […]... [Read More]