Pinellas County

Pinellas County, Florida criminal law news and events

Teenager Facing Felony Murder Charge After Alleged Car Theft Results in Death of Accomplice

Pinellas County prosecutors have opted to charge a 14-year-old boy as an adult after the passenger of the car in which he was driving after allegedly stealing it in November was killed after wrecking it. Authorities say Myles Abbott and […]... [Read More]

Imprisoned Man Charged With Murder After Victim of Alleged 2010 Shooting Dies in January

Eight years after the incident for which he will soon be called to court to answer, a man already in a Florida prison is facing first-degree murder charges now that a man he allegedly wounded in 2010 has died. According […]... [Read More]

“Obnoxious” Car Leads to Arrest of Orlando Man for Alleged Slaying in Largo

A man authorities say is responsible for the shooting death of a Largo man was tracked down and arrested at his home in Orlando last week and is due to be returned to Pinellas County to face charges. Deputies of […]... [Read More]

Holiday Man Faces DUI Charges After Alleged Police Pursuit on U.S. 19

Pinellas County authorities say an allegedly intoxicated Holiday man caused an injury accident as he led deputies on a chase along U.S. 19 last week. PCSD deputies allege Kingzig Montanez of driving at an excessive speed southbound on U.S. 19 […]... [Read More]

Deadly Attack on Sexagenarian Pair Yields Murder and Attempted Murder Charges for St. Pete Transient

Pinellas County investigators say a local transient left one dead and another in critical condition after attacking them at their Coquina Key residence. On New Year’s Day St. Petersburg police were summoned to the residence of Paul Dumas and his […]... [Read More]

Collision with Pinellas Deputy Nets St. Pete Man DUI Charges

An alleged collision with a Pinellas Sheriff’s Office vehicle and a subsequent flight from the scene led to charges including drunk driving for a man from St. Petersburg. Pinellas County investigators leveled such accusations against 37-year-old Anthony James Hanna, alleging […]... [Read More]

Drug-Induced Paranoia Allegedly Leads Largo Man to Murder Pregnant Woman

Pinellas County authorities say a drug-fueled state of paranoia led a Largo man to take up a high-powered rifle and fatally shoot a pregnant stranger. Javier and Elizabeth Rosado were driving home from church in their Nissan Sentra with Elizabeth’s […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Flooring Company Heir Arrested in Relation to Discovery of Body Last December

The discovery of a woman’s body almost exactly one full year ago resulted in the arrest of several suspects last week, including the heir to a major St. Petersburg flooring chain. The remains of Tarpon Springs mother of three Taylor […]... [Read More]

Clearwater Pro Se Defendant Sentenced to Life in Prison on Second-Degree Murder Conviction

A Clearwater man who acted as his own attorney at trial was convicted of second-degree murder last week by a Pinellas County jury. Prosecutors say Daniel Edward Richards returned to his home via taxi cab after a significant stretch of […]... [Read More]

Second-Grade Teacher Charged with DUI, Cocaine Possession After Traffic Stop

Pinellas Park Police say a woman they observed driving on a tire rim turned out to be a second-grade teacher who was in possession of cocaine. Officers say they spotted the vehicle at the intersection of Park Boulevard and 49th […]... [Read More]

Fatal Accident on I-275 Yields DUI Manslaughter Charges for St. Pete Man

A St. Petersburg man is facing DUI manslaughter charges after troopers say he caused a fatal crash on Interstate 275. According to FHP troopers, Malo Blackshear was driving southbound on I-275 in his Mercedes-Benz sedan early on the morning of […]... [Read More]

Trio Arrested in St. Pete on Charges of Illegal Sale of Fentanyl

Two Pinellas Park residents and an individual from St. Petersburg were all arrested last Tuesday by Pinellas County deputies on charges related to the sale and trafficking of illegal drugs. Detectives of the Sheriff’s Narcotics Division say they received a […]... [Read More]

Pinellas Brothers Turn Themselves Over to Police to Face Charges for Shooting Cousin

Two brothers who Pinellas County authorities say shot and critically wounded their cousin turned themselves over to police early last week to face charges of second-degree murder. Christopher J. Henson, 30, and Divante Montreal Henderson, 25, are accused by county […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Adds $500 Fine for Vehicles Impounded in DUI Arrest

The already high cost of a drunk driving arrest became even higher last week after the St. Petersburg City Council added an additional fine for towing and storage of a vehicle driven by individuals charged with DUI. The new law, […]... [Read More]

Largo Man Charged with DUI After Crash with Deputy Less Than One Block from Bar

A Largo man made it less than a block from a local drinking establishment before he allegedly caused an accident involving a Pinellas County sheriff’s deputy. According to deputies, John Gregory Clark left a bar on Seminole Boulevard near the […]... [Read More]