Florida

Criminal law news and events throughout the state of Florida

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]

Hernando Jury Finds Brooksville Man Guilty of Three Counts of Murder in 2014 Shooting Rampage

Four years after the events in question, a Hernando County jury passed down a verdict of guilty upon a Brooksville man the state says committed among the most shocking shooting sprees in the city’s history. A jury will decide the […]... [Read More]

Broward County Man Sought in Connection with 2011 DUI Manslaughter Arrested in Fort Meade

Officers of the Florida Highway Patrol say they arrested a man last week who has been sought for seven years due to his alleged involvement with a drunken car accident that left one dead. In late March 2011, investigators say […]... [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]

Land ‘O Lakes Man Facing DUI Manslaughter Charges After Allegedly Striking Two Pedestrians

A Land ‘O Lakes man is facing manslaughter charges after Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies say he struck and killed two pedestrians while driving drunk in Treasure Island. Deputies say Aleem Reezan Temon Hamid was driving his Ford Explorer along 118th […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Man Facing Charges After Allegedly Purloining $30k in Scratch-Off Lottery Tickets

A St. Petersburg man was arrested last week on suspicion of absconding with $30,000 in scratch-off lottery tickets from a local supermarket. Investigators say Soulkhan Vorasane broke in to the store’s lottery kiosk on several occasions, making out with a […]... [Read More]

Date Set for “Stand Your Ground” Movie Theater Murder Trial

The retired Tampa police captain who fatally shot another man in a Wesley Chapel movie theater in 2014 will stand trial on second-degree murder charges early next year. Curtis Judson Reeves stands accused of murder after shooting Chad Wayne Oulson […]... [Read More]

Fatal Fall Wreck Yields Negligent Homicide Charge for Brooksville Man

A Brooksville man is now facing charges in connection with an accident prosecutors say he caused last fall that ended in the death of another man. Hernando County authorities say Joshua Aaron Johnson was driving his 1985 Honda moped at […]... [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]

Off-Duty Largo Firefighter Facing DUI Charges After Deputies Allegedly Discover Him Asleep at the Wheel

An off-duty Largo firefighter was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving last weekend after police discovered him allegedly fast asleep in his personal vehicle. Pinellas County deputies say they encountered a 2013 Dodge Dart stopped at Main Street and Bass […]... [Read More]

Ocala Woman Charged with DUI Manslaughter After Crash Victim Removed from Life Support

An Ocala woman has been charged with DUI manslaughter after a mid-day collision she allegedly initiated took the life of a 60-year-old woman. Agnette Welk says a dropped cellphone distracted her while driving around noon on May 10, leading to […]... [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]

Ex-Pinellas Deputy Sentence to Probation After 2015 Shooting

A Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputy avoided prison time after pleading guilty to attempted manslaughter last week. Timothy G. Virden was sentenced to three years of probation last week after entering his guilty plea in connection with a shooting in a […]... [Read More]