Pinellas County

Pinellas County, Florida criminal law news and events

Former Michigan Police Officer Charged with First-Degree Murder in Alleged Shooting at Oldsmar Bar

A former Michigan law enforcement officer was arrested last Wednesday, accused of shooting to death a cook at an Oldsmar bar and restaurant. Deputies of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office say Brian Paul Mytych shot David Brown early Wednesday morning, […]... [Read More]

Deputies Say Treasure Island Woman Impaired by Prescription Drugs in Alleged DUI Manslaughter

Authorities say a Treasure Island woman was impaired by prescription drugs when she struck a septuagenarian with her vehicle in Madiera Beach last Wednesday. Twenty-six-year-old Ashley Nicole Konforte is accused by Pinellas County Sheriffs deputies of hitting 73-year-old Nancy Durham-Jones […]... [Read More]

Morning Shooting Leads to Afternoon Arrest of Pinellas Park Man on Felony Drug Charges

A shooting early in the day in St. Petersburg last Saturday led to an arrest on felony drug charges later that day. St. Petersburg Police responded to a report of gunfire at a residence near 22nd Avenue N. and 49th […]... [Read More]

Retrial Begins for Man Accused of 2013 Murder

Jury selection began on Tuesday in the retrial of a St. Petersburg man whose original first-degree murder trial in 2015 ended in a hung jury. Pinellas county prosecutors say that Oscar Freemond Fowler fired more than twenty rounds into the […]... [Read More]

Suspect in Fatal St. Pete Shooting Surrenders to Police

The main suspect in a fatal shooting turned himself in to officers of the St. Petersburg Police Department last week. Chaz Ezekiel Bynum, of St. Petersburg, was wanted in the slaying of Emmanuel Isaiah Sims. The alleged incident took place […]... [Read More]

Brunvand and Futerman Win Aquittal in Murder Trial of Indian Rocks Beach Teacher

The fact that Cara Alane Ryan fired the fatal shots that spring Saturday in 2015 is not in question. The reason she shot John Joseph “J.J.” Rush is the issue, and a Pinellas County jury took just two hours to […]... [Read More]

Man Convicted of Killing St. Pete Officer As Juvenile Seeks Reduced Sentence

Nicholas Lemmon Lindsey, Jr. was sixteen when he allegedly shot to death St. Petersburg PD Officer David Crawford in February 2011. He has twice been sentenced to life in prison since then, but he began a third attempt at leniency, […]... [Read More]

Tampa Postal Worker Found Guilty in Theft of $2MM in Social Security Checks

A former federal mail handler was convicted of charges relating to the theft of thousands of Social Security checks worth approximately $2 million dollars on Wednesday. A federal jury found Stacy Darnell Mitchell guilty of theft of government property and […]... [Read More]

Homeless Man Dies During Arrest by St. Pete PD

A Tampa man expired in the course of an arrest by the St. Petersburg Police Wednesday morning. According to reports, officers were attempting to arrest Joshua George Dove, a thirty-five-year-old homeless man on a sidewalk on Fifth Avenue North near […]... [Read More]

Largo Man Accused of Murder in Fight Over a Woman

A nineteen-year-old Largo man is in custody after police say that he shot and killed another man on New Year’s Eve in an altercation over a female with whom he had a romantic relationship. Jared Tyler Compton is facing first-degree […]... [Read More]

Clearwater Man Charged with Boating Under the Influence After Alleged String of Collisions on Water

Two broken boats and an obliterated dock were left in the wake of a Clearwater man who, according to police, took to the waters in his own vessel on Thanksgiving in a state of impairment brought on by an excess […]... [Read More]

St. Petersburg Brothers’ First-Degree Murder Case Goes to Jury

A Pinellas county jury began deliberating the fate of two St. Petersburg brothers earlier today. The defense rested after making its closing arguments in the first-degree murder trial of Shirune and Gregory Green, both of whom are on trial for […]... [Read More]

Allegedly Impaired Driver Charged with Killing St. Petersburg Crossing Guard

Police say a man who appeared to be impaired while driving struck and killed a 72-year-old crossing guard on Tuesday in St. Petersburg. According to law enforcement, crossing guard David Roundtree was preparing school zone cones on Ninth Avenue N […]... [Read More]

Clearwater Man Out on Bail on Vehicular Homicide Charges Arrested Again After Allegedly Absconding

A man from Clearwater who is awaiting trial on charges for initiating a car crash that took the life of a school crossing guard was arrested on Friday after he allegedly fled from police while in possession of illegal drugs. […]... [Read More]

St. Petersburg Police Officer Facing DUI Charge After Nearly Losing His Job for DUI Conviction in 2009

A police officer of the St. Petersburg Police Department was arrested on suspicion of DUI last week, seven years after a previous DUI arrest that led to his abstinence from liquor consumption to save his job. Thirty-six year old Officer […]... [Read More]