Florida

Criminal law news and events throughout the state of Florida

Clearwater Firefighter Allegedly Asleep At the Wheel Arrested for Drunk Driving

A Clearwater firefighter found himself arrested on suspicion of drunk driving last week after a passer-by alerted authorities to a motorist apparently unresponsive at the wheel. Pinellas authorities received reports in the early evening of April 10 that a man […]... [Read More]

Spring Hill Man Sentenced to Life for Slaying of Wheelchair-Bound Octogenarian in 2015

The first of four men charged in the murder of a wheelchair-bound octogenarian was sentenced to life in prison late last week, with the jury deliberating slightly more than an hour on the case. Allegedly acting upon information he received […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Man Charged with Felony Murder After Deadly Altercation in Roser Park

St. Petersburg Police say an argument at a local establishment turned deadly when a man introduced a semi-automatic rifle into the mix. Authorities allege an altercation began at an establishment suspected by some in the Historic Roser Park neighborhood as […]... [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]

Deputies Apprehend Man on Four-Wheeler Who Dared Them to Give Chase After Fleeing Traffic Stop

A man on a four-wheeler in Defuniak Springs allegedly returned to the spot police say he fled from them earlier that day and told them to come get him prior to being apprehended last week. Per the Walton County Sheriff’s […]... [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]

“Prolific Offender” Charged With Attempted Felony Murder After Alleged Home Invasion Robbery

A man characterized by Pasco County authorities as a prolific offender was arrested last week after allegedly kidnapping and robbing a man at gunpoint. A man who allegedly escaped from the bathroom window of his own home told deputies a […]... [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]

Spring Hill Man Allegedly Arrested With a Blood Alcohol Level Quadruple the Limit After Running Down Mailboxes

Florida Highway Patrol troopers say over a dozen mailboxes paid the ultimate price last week when a Spring Hill man ran them down while driving in a state of extreme intoxication. Authorities say they received complaints from residents of a […]... [Read More]

Deadly Crash in 2015 Leads to Vehicular Homicide Charges Last Week for Plant City Man

A Plant City man was arrested last week and is now facing homicide charges for a fatal accident Hillsborough County authorities say he initiated in the late summer of 2015. Christian John Ryburn was sixteen years old when authorities say […]... [Read More]

Port Richey Man Arrested for Alleged Slaying of Teen on Valentine’s Day

A Port Richey man was arrested last week after Pasco County authorities say he fired a round into a vehicle last month that led to the death of a 14-year-old boy. Deputies apprehended Steven Irizarry Marin on March 12 to […]... [Read More]

Two Former Florida Gator Football Players Agree to Plea Deal in Alleged Credit Card Fraud Scheme

A pair of the nine now-former Florida Gators football players accused of credit card fraud came to an agreement with prosecutors on a plea deal that will keep them out of prison. Jordan Smith and Kadeem Telfort pled no contest […]... [Read More]

Unlicensed Sarasota Doctor Charged with Defrauding Tens of Thousands of Dollars from Kansas Man via False Cancer Diagnosis

Sarasota authorities say a local physician who was in the process of losing his medical license cheated a Kansas man out of tens of thousands of dollars by falsely diagnosing him with cancer. Investigators say an unnamed man from the […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man Charged with DUI After Collision with Pasco Fire Truck

A Tampa man was arrested earlier this month after troopers of the Florida Highway Patrol say he was intoxicated when he wrecked his vehicle into a Pasco County fire truck and subsequently left the scene. Troopers say Thomas McCrimmon III […]... [Read More]