Dogfighting investigation leads to Merritt Island homicide arrest, Brevard sheriff says
The recent arrest of a 23-year-old man for a deadly shooting during a home invasion is also connected to the investigation of a dogfighting and drug trafficking ring, according to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office.
Person of interest in custody in Ocala homicide investigation
MARION COUNTY, Fla. – Marion County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday they have a person of interest in custody as they investigate a homicide in Ocala. Investigators eventually found a dead person inside the home. At this time, a next-of-kin notification has not been made pending those results,” investigators said in a news release. The sheriff’s office said a person of interest is in custody but that the individual was arrested on unrelated charges. Anyone with more information is asked to call Detective Billy Burleson at 352-368-3542 or to remain anonymous, call Marion County Crime Stoppers at 352-368-STOP.
Body found in trunk of burned vehicle in Lake County, deputies say
GROVELAND, Fla. – Deputies discovered a man’s body in the trunk of a burned vehicle near Groveland Saturday, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities received a call at 9:15 a.m. about a white SUV near Honeycutt Road and Tuscanooga Road. According to the caller she then observed a male run away from the vehicle. See it below: @news6wkmg pic.twitter.com/KA7vvfSSqu — Brian Didlake (@News6Brian) March 27, 2021The fire department and deputies arrived and found the SUV with fire damage inside the vehicle. The body of Luther was found in the trunk of the SUV.
Video shows homicide suspect’s arrest after traffic stop turns violent, Flagler deputies say
As Moore was being patted down, deputies said he repeatedly ignored commands to keep his hands out of his pockets. When deputies tried to place him in handcuffs, Moore tried to get pull away and run, records show. Two deputies managed to hold him on the ground but could not cuff him, according to the incident report. The man claimed he was not trying to run or resist, but rather give the gun — which he said was his uncle’s — to the deputies, records show. Deputies said they then discovered Moore had a warrant for his arrest out of Fulton County Georgia on a homicide charge.
‘I’m not shocked:’ Woman says her son was shot to death in Orlando day after his 21st birthday
ORLANDO, Fla. – A man who turned 21 years old on Sunday was shot and killed in Orlando early Monday, likely while celebrating his milestone birthday, according to his family. DEADLY SHOOTING: Dozens of people are gathered at the corner of Westmoreland and Bentley Street, where Orlando Police say they found a victim dead. Cobaris is on the Orange County Citizens Safety Task Force working to prevent crimes throughout Orange County. He said the task force plans to present its recommendations Wednesday to Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings on ways to better prevent crime. The family said it plans to hold a vigil for Cox on Monday night at the corner of Bentley Street and Westmoreland Drive.
UPDATE: Arrest made in fatal shooting near downtown Orlando
Derrick Maurice Herlong, 37, was Monday arrested and is facing several charges: first-degree murder with a gun, home invasion robbery with a gun, carjacking with a gun and grand theft. ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The Orlando Police Department made an arrest in a fatal shooting near downtown Orlando. According to officers, the shooting happened on North Hyer Avenue during a party on Feb. 20. AdDuring their investigation, detectives determined that unknown suspects went inside the apartment during a party. Police said they are still trying to find more people involved with the shooting.
Shooting at Orlando apartment leaves 1 man dead, officers say
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The Orlando Police Department is investigating an apartment shooting that left one man dead. According to officers, the shooting happened on North Hyer Ave. during a party. Investigators said they discovered 32-year-old Jacaris Rozier dead inside the apartment around 7:35 p.m. Friday. During their investigation, detectives determined that unknown suspects went inside the apartment during a party. OPD said there is no suspect information at this time and detectives have identified the victim as 32-year-old Jacaris Rozier.
Man arrested in fatal shooting near UCF
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A man was arrested Thursday in Oviedo in connection with the shooting death of a 23-year-old man killed near the University of Central Florida in January. Jesus Armando Calle, 23, was shot and killed Jan. 3 during a party at an apartment complex on University Boulevard. AdMaurico Antonio Castro Jr. was arrested Thursday by Oviedo police on second-degree murder charges. “I’m at a party and I come back inside and my friend is on the ground shot in the (expletive) neck,” the other man said. He’s dying right now.”According to the update from the sheriff’s office, tips from the community helped them to arrest Castro.
Orlando police release names of victims in double homicide
Orlando police are investigating a double homicide after two people were found dead in an Orlando home. ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando police are investigating a double homicide after two people were found dead in an Orlando home. Quincy U. Crumb, 29, and Johnnie L. Fisher Jr.,31, were found dead Dec. 26 in a home on Randall Street near Westmoreland Drive. Ad“Can you guys go to the apartment and check it out?” the 911 caller asked OPD dispatch. Police have not released any details about the double homicide.
Shooting at Melbourne apartment complex leaves 1 dead, officers say
MELBOURNE, Fla. – Authorities in Melbourne are investigating a fatal shooting after a man was found dead inside an apartment. According to a news release, Melbourne police officers responded to Parkway Place Apartments Wednesday and found Rashod Harris inside one of the apartments. Investigators said Harris appeared to have been fatally shot. Anyone with information about this case are encouraged to contact the lead detective for the shooting at 321-608-6457. Tipsters can also contact Crimeline at 800-423-8477.
Second Mount Dora robbery shooting victim dies, police say
LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – The second store owner who was shot during a robbery Monday has died, according to Mount Dora police. Khiem Ba Trinh (Ken), 56, left, and Minh Nguyen (Tina), 47, right, were shot at their Mount Dora store on Nov. 30, 2020. Mount Dora police on Wednesday released a video of the gunman now accused in this double homicide. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Mount Dora police or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS. Checks made to Mount Dora Community Trust should include the memo: T and N Memorial Fund.
Sanford man accused of killing mother was taking new medication before ‘psychotic episode’
Vicki Savage, 68, was found suffering from significant trauma on Oct. 1 after her brother and nephew were called to the home by her son, Adam Savage, 37. Vicki Savage’s brother called 911 saying his sister had been beaten and Adam Savage was “going crazy," having a “psychotic episode," according to a search warrant document. The suspect’s uncle told detectives Adam Savage has a history of marijuana use, which can sometimes trigger his seizures. On the evening of Sept. 30, a new prescription was picked up for Adam Savage from the pharmacy, records show. Prior to going to Vicki Savage’s home, GPS shows the mother and son stopped at Adam Savage’s home in Longwood.
Sanford woman found dead, son ‘covered in blood’ charged with murder, deputies say
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – A 68-year-old woman was killed overnight Thursday at her home in Sanford and Seminole County deputies have arrested her adult son, charging him with second-degree murder. A spokesperson for the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said when deputies arrived they found the victim, Vicki Savage, dead. “They could see that she had suffered some significant trauma and based on that called 911,” Seminole County Sheriff’s Office public information officer Bob Kealing said. Deputies said Adam Savage was belligerent and not making sense when authorities arrived. Savage is charged with second-degree homicide and was booked into the Seminole County Jail before 1 p.m. Thursday, jail records show.
2 arrested after man shot to death in Mount Dora
LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – Two men were arrested Thursday on murder charges in connection to the June shooting death of a 27-year-old in Mount Dora, officials said. Lake County sheriff’s deputies said Tevin Williams died in the shooting, which occurred June 19. Benn told investigators that he was involved in Williams' shooting death, saying he and two others planned to rob Williams, the affidavit stated. Williams tried to drive away but Benn said he held the car door open and Murrell shot Williams, according to authorities. Benn and Murrell were later arrested.
Clermont woman arrested 2 years after husband’s remains found buried in her backyard
Remains were found in March 2018 buried under a concrete slab and fire pit on Laurie Shaver’s property on Sandy Pines Road. Several months later, authorities positively identified the remains as Michael Shaver, her husband. Lake County deputies spoke to Laurie Shaver in early 2018 and she said she hadn’t seen him since 2015. Those friends and co-workers found this odd and did not think Michael Shaver would leave his children, according to the arrest affidavit. Laurie told her boyfriend Michael Shaver “wasn’t missing, he was no longer walking this earth," according to the arrest affidavit.
Deputies search Orange County lake for evidence linked to homicide
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orange County Sheriff’s Office dive team searched Lake Orlando on Tuesday for possible evidence linked to a homicide in Georgia, officials told News 6. The search took place along North Lake Orlando Parkway near Arbor Oaks Court in the Rosemont area. A detective at the scene told News 6 the search was related to a homicide. Update from @OrangeCoSheriff: They say their dive team is assisting the Georgia Bureau of Investigation regarding one of their investigations. Detectives on scene said it’s related to a homicide investigation out of Georgia.
Woman sold former Cocoa councilmans wedding ring after his murder, police say
COCOA, Fla. The second person arrested in connection with the death of former Cocoa City Councilman James Wallen pawned the victims wedding ring with a custom inscription, according to the arrest report. Detectives arrested Matthew Inklebarger, 42, late Saturday in connection with the slaying. One of the items stolen was Wallens wedding band that included an inscription LLW 2 JAW and their wedding date 8/24/68. Detectives said the ring was taken off the victims finger and Poteet sold it at Cash America Pawn for $175 the same day of the burglary and homicide. Poteet told detectives she sold the ring and knew it didnt belong to her.
Slain attorney devoted years to public service in Orange County
Those who knew Erin Hartigan, 44, said she was a devoted city planner and Orange County government attorney who will be missed by her family, friends and former and current co-workers. Hartigan also worked as an assistant county attorney for Lake County government beginning in 2008. Hartigan was working for the Orange County government as an assistant county attorney at the time of her death. Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings met with Hartigan’s mother Monday and described Hartigan as a “family member” within the county government. Erin will be greatly missed by many and we appreciate her four years of service as an Assistant County Attorney.
Sanford man found on side of road was stabbed to death, detectives say
A man found dead in Geneva on Wednesday died of stab wounds and was likely moved and left on the road, according to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office. Jo’el Rashad Cosby, 30, of Sanford was found in the 800 block of Settlers Loop. The medical examiner later determined he was stabbed to death and he was the victim of a homicide. Investigators believe Cosby was killed elsewhere and his body was left on the Geneva road. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477) or the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office at 407-665-6650.
3 men beaten, killed during fishing trip in Frostproof, deputies say
POLK COUNTY, Fla. – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a triple homicide in Frostproof. According to deputies, Damion Tillman, 23, Keven Springfield, 30, and Brandon Rollins, 27, were found dead with upper body trauma. The bodies were found near Lake Streety Road and U.S. Highway 27. “His dad knew Brandon had gone fishing with his two friends, Kevin and Damion. Brandon’s dad drove to Lake Streety Road.
2 arrested in double-fatal shooting on Orange Blossom Trail
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Orange County homicide detectives have arrested two men they believe are connected to a double-fatal shooting on Orange Blossom Trail earlier this month. The double-fatal shooting happened June 11 near the Raceway Motel in the 4700 block of North Orange Blossom Trail near John Young Parkway. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to an aggravated battery call and Orlando police officers informed them there were two victims with obvious trauma to their bodies. The man and woman were pronounced dead at the scene, deputies said. On Wednesday, Orange County homicide detectives arrested James Eckford Jr., 25, and Glen Johnson, 20, in connection with the case.
Man found slain on side of Orange County road
Published: May 13, 2020, 12:29 pm Updated: May 15, 2020, 11:59 amORLANDO, Fla. – A man was found dead Tuesday morning on the side of an Orange County road, deputies said. The man’s body was discovered around 8:15 a.m. near the intersection of Plymouth Sorrento and Ondich roads. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called to the area and found the man dead on the side of the road. The death has been ruled a homicide, deputies said. The victim was later identified as Ottoniel Che-Quib, 23.
Orlando man told to stop urinating in public stabs 2, killing 1, policy say
ORLANDO, Fla. – A 46-year-old man was arrested after investigators with the Orlando Police Department say he stabbed two men multiple times killing one after an argument over his behavior in front of women and children. The man inside the SUV, Craig Chavers, 46, told officers he had been shot, according to the report. The surviving victim told police he got into an argument with Chavers, after Chavers was urinating in public and being disrespectful to women and kids. That’s when the victim said Chavers stabbed him. The victim said he doesn’t remember what happened after he was stabbed, according to the report.
Second woman arrested in man’s slaying at Orange County apartment
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Deputies arrested another person investigators say was involved in the death of a 71-year-old man who was found dead Saturday in an Orange County apartment. Nadia Wright-Robinson, 43, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for first-degree murder. According to Howard’s arrest report, deputies received a call around 9:30 a.m. Saturday about an injured man at the complex, located at 4919 W. Colonial Drive. They found the victim, Mahadeo Singh, 71, wrapped in bloody plastic bags, according to a report. Howard confessed to beating the victim in a 911 call, according to the report.
Man arrested in connection with Polk County double homicide, officials say
POLK COUNTY, Fla. – Polk County authorities are investigating a double homicide, officials said. According to Polk County officials, the married couple had been deceased for some time. “Todd Jackson shot the two victims in the head as they slept at the crime scene,” officials said. Detectives arrested Jackson near his last known place of residence in the Wabash area of Lakeland on Saturday evening, officials said. He was expected to be booked into the Polk County Jail later Saturday night and had his first court appearance Sunday.
Family seeks justice for slain woman they don’t believe was intended shooting target
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – As the family of a 27-year-old woman killed in a shooting Sunday is asking for the killer to come forward, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office has announced a cash reward in hopes that someone knows something. On Monday, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office announced a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the shooter. Lee’s family said they don’t believe she was the intended target. Lee’s stepfather said Orange County Sheriff John Mina called him directly about the case Monday. He said the sheriff said he’d be on the case and working to try and help the family get justice.
13-year-old killed in Eustis double homicide
LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – Deputies with the Lake County Sheriffs Office are investigating a double homicide at the intersection of County Road 437 and County Road 44A in Eustis. Deputies said around 3:20 a.m. Saturday a deputy pulled behind what he thought was a disabled vehicle on the side of County Road 437. When deputies walked up to the full-size pickup truck, they discovered two Hispanic males in the bed of the truck deceased. The victims have been identified as 26-year-old Jesus Pantoja and 13-year-old Christopher Gutierrez, both of Apopka. All he wanted to do was be able to provide for them, to give them a better life,” said Rodriquez.
24-year-old man shot to death in Ocala
OCALA, Fla. – A man was arrested on murder charges after a 24-year-old Ocala man was shot to death Tuesday night, according to police. Ocala police said Alton Wilkerson was arrested on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of Tyler Richardson. He was taken to Ocala Regional Medical Center and later died, police said. When interviewed by detectives, Wilkerson was cooperative but could not give a reason for the shooting, according to authorities. HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION: Live this morning after a 24-year-old Ocala man was shot and killed inside this house @news6wkmg pic.twitter.com/5crSsz2Ifh — Justin Campbell (@JCampbellNews6) November 20, 2019Wilkerson is now being held in the Marion County Jail facing a second-degree charge.