Pinellas County

Pinellas County, Florida criminal law news and events

December Morning

It was late, and Gary was worried. The pre-dawn hours in central Florida are typically a peaceful prelude to just the kind of mild days the state has become known for. It was the first Friday in December, and the […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Man Charged with Felony Murder After Allegedly Attempting to Run Down Indian Shores Officer

Police say a St. Petersburg man attempted to run down a police officer with his car last week, prompting the officer to fire at him prior to being struck. Stephan Jon Weekley was apprehended after a sizable manhunt earlier last […]... [Read More]

Former CareerSource Employee Charged with Stealing Thousands of Dollars From Gift Cards

St. Petersburg officials say a well-tenured employee of the county’s jobs agency stole thousands of dollars in gift cards from the agency for her own personal use. Danielle Robertson stands accused by Pinellas County prosecutors of stealing $6,700 from gift […]... [Read More]

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]

Sought on Murder Charges in Polk County, St. Pete Man Arrested by Pinellas Deputies After Alleged Flight from Traffic Stop

Already sought by Polk County authorities for allegedly attempting to kill a woman in Lake Wales, a St. Petersburg man was apprehended earlier this month after Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies say he tried to flee from a routine traffic stop. […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man’s Argument That Disinfectant Spray Triggered Alcohol Monitor Falls on Deaf Ears

Despite arguing that a popular disinfectant spray triggered the alcohol monitor and not alcohol consumption, a Tampa man is back in jail after his bond in a DUI manslaughter case was revoked. According to an attorney representing Brock Michael Troutman, […]... [Read More]

DUI Manslaughter Charges Given to St. Pete Beach Woman Who Allegedly Killed Pedestrian

A St. Pete Beach woman is facing charges of DUI manslaughter after Pinellas County authorities say she struck and killed a man, then fled and initiated another car wreck. Per PCSD deputies, Carolyn Jean Yovan was piloting her Lexus SUV […]... [Read More]

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]