St. Petersburg

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

St. Pete Man Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Manslaughter, Sentenced to Twenty Years

A man from St. Petersburg was sentenced to two decades in prison last week after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide. According to Pinellas County investigators, Taurus Randall Frederick became involved with an angry exchange with Jeron Anthony Davis last summer. […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Couple Arrested in Miami-Dade After Allegedly Slaying Boss

Pinellas County deputies say a St. Petersburg man and woman murdered the man for whom they both worked, then attempted to evade justice in South Florida. According to investigators, Jaritza Maribel Diaz and Christopher Lee Robertson II were hiding in […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Woman Facing Murder Charges After Allegedly Shooting Live-In Boyfriend

St. Petersburg police say a domestic dispute turned deadly last Thursday when a woman allegedly gunned down her boyfriend at their shared residence. According to authorities, Megan Lewis and her live-in boyfriend Craig Cutson became embroiled in an argument on […]... [Read More]

Violent Argument Leads to Murder Charges for 69-Year-Old St. Pete Man

A 69-year-old St. Petersburg man has been charged with murder after police say he stabbed his roommate to death. St. Petersburg police say that Willie James Jefferson and his roommate, 59-year-old Willie Edward Evans, became embroiled in an argument last […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Man Charged with Murder After Domestic Dispute and Day-Long Police Search

Authorities say a domestic dispute led to murder last Tuesday, requiring the services of the sheriff department’s tactical team to aid in the search that led to his ultimate apprehension. Officers of the St. Petersburg Police did not describe the […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Woman Charged with DUI After Allegedly Driving Into Home of Another While Drunk

A St. Petersburg family awoke to find a vehicle in their home that was not there the night before, allegedly deposited there by a woman who was piloting it while under the influence of alcohol. Elaine A. Ribeiro, also a […]... [Read More]

Arrest Uneventful of St. Pete Man Charged with Murder in Slaying at Jordan Park

A St. Petersburg man was arrested without incident last week after a warrant was issued for him in the matter of the killing of another man in Jordan Park earlier this month. Police say they arrested Denzel Rashad Tarver four […]... [Read More]

Seeds Planted by Brunvand in St. Pete Man’s Capital Murder Trial Blossom Into Conviction Reversal at Florida Supreme Court

A former United States Air Force sergeant’s death sentence for a pair of 2007 murders was overturned by the Florida Supreme Court last week thanks, in large part, to the work of Florida Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney Bjorn Brunvand. […]... [Read More]