Has Florida Man finally met his match? Meet Florida Sheriff
Florida Man vs Florida Sheriff In this image taken from an undated video posted by the Lee County, Fla., Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Carmine Marceno speaks at a news conference in Fort Myers, Fla. Sheriff Marceno refers to the jailhouse as the "Marceno Motel." It’s pretty clean, pretty quick.”The Sunshine State has become internationally notorious for the oddball miscreants who populate its police blotters and local news reports — known collectively as Florida Man. Florida Man, meet Florida Sheriff. “Save the taxpayers’ money.”On the Atlantic Coast, near Cape Canaveral, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey makes a game of crime — literally. Over in central Florida is, perhaps, the highest-profile enemy of Florida Man (and Florida Woman).wftv.com
Rapper Kodak Black is arrested on drug charges in Florida
Kodak Black-Rapper Arrested This image provided by Broward County, Fla., Sheriff's Office, shows Bill K. Kapri, known as rapper Kodak Black, who was was arrested Friday, July 15, 2022, in South Florida, on charges of trafficking in oxycodone and possession of a controlled substance. (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP) (Uncredited)MIAMI — (AP) — Rapper Kodak Black was arrested in South Florida on charges of trafficking in oxycodone and possession of a controlled substance. The rapper, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, was booked Friday into jail in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he awaits a bond hearing. Black was also arrested earlier this year in South Florida on trespassing charges. In January 2020, then-President Donald Trump commuted a three-year federal prison sentence the rapper had for falsifying documents used to buy weapons.wftv.com
Texas man accused of killing neighbor in argument over loose dog
LIBERTY COUNTY, Texas — Sheriff’s deputies in Texas arrested a 70-year-old man who is accused of shooting and killing his neighbor in an ongoing dispute over a dog running loose. Eric Elliott is facing murder charges for the death of his neighbor, William Womack, KPRC reported. Investigators told the station that Elliott had been working in his yard when Womack’s dog got loose and went onto Elliott’s property. Witnesses told investigators the two men met in the street to talk about the threat, where Elliott kicked Womack in the leg and pulled a gun from his waistband. The women told investigators they saw Elliott return the gun to his truck after the shooting.wftv.com
Charges for Dane in Colorado wildfire will likely be dropped
Colorado Wildfires-Mental Illness FILE - This undated file photo released by the Costilla County, Colo., Sheriff's Office shows Jesper Joergensen. A prosecutor says criminal charges will probably be dropped against the mentally ill Danish man accused of starting the large 2018 Colorado wildfire. District Attorney Alonzo Payne didn't elaborate about his reasoning during a court hearing for Joergensen on Monday Feb. 14, 2022. (Costilla County Sheriff's Office via AP, File) (Uncredited)DENVER — (AP) — Criminal charges will probably be dropped against a mentally ill Danish man accused of starting a large 2018 Colorado wildfire, who can no longer be forcibly medicated, a prosecutor said Monday. Lyman instead ordered Joergensen to be sent to the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo, where patients can be forcibly medicated if a judge agrees certain legal criteria are met.wftv.com
Ex-Air Force sergeant pleads guilty to killing federal guard
Federal Officer Killed-Plea FILE - This June 7, 2020, file booking photo from the Santa Cruz County, Calif., Sheriff's Office shows Steven Carrillo. The former U.S. Air Force sergeant with alleged ties to the "boogaloo" movement has changed his plea to guilty in the 2020 fatal shooting of a federal security officer in the San Francisco Bay Area. Carrillo had pleaded not guilty in July 2020 in David Patrick Underwood's killing. Prosecutors in Santa Cruz charged Carrillo with a slew of felonies, including murder and attempted murder in connection to that killing. Carrillo pleaded not guilty to Gutzwiller’s killing.wftv.com
Rescuers find dog with zip tie around neck causing head to swell
Dog found with zip tie around neck causing head to swell Sheriff's deputies in Hernando County, Fla. are searching for the dog's owner. (Hernando County Sheriff's Office)BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — Investigators in Florida are searching for the person who tied a zip tie around a dog’s head so tightly that the animal’s head swelled. >> Read more trending newsThe Hernando County Sheriff’s Office posted pictures of the dog to Facebook, asking the public for help tracking down the dog’s owner. Pictures posted by deputies show the zip tie around the dog’s neck and the extreme swelling as a result. Dog found with zip tie around neck Deputies were able to remove the zip tie, and the swelling improved.wftv.com
Teen in Michigan school shooting waives key court hearing
(Oakland County Sheriff's Office via AP, File) (Uncredited)ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. — (AP) — A teenager charged with killing four students at their Michigan high school waived a key hearing Friday, a decision that moves his case straight to a trial court. Ethan Crumbley waived his right to go through that stage. Four students were killed and others were injured during a shooting at Oxford High School on Nov. 30. Oxford High students are expected to return to school next week for the first time since the shooting but at a different building. The high school, roughly 30 miles (50 kilometers) north of Detroit, could reopen during the week of Jan. 23.wftv.com
Teen accused in Michigan high school shooting due in court
(Oakland County Sheriff's Office via AP) (Uncredited)OXFORD, Mich. — (AP) — A 15-year-old boy accused of opening fire at his Michigan high school, killing four students and wounding seven other people, was due in court Monday for a procedural hearing. Ethan Crumbley is charged as an adult with murder, terrorism and other counts for the Nov. 30 shooting at Oxford High School, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) north of Detroit. Crumbley's parents, James and Jennifer Crumbley, are accused of failing to intervene on the day of the tragedy and are charged with involuntary manslaughter and arrested. The school district's superintendent has said the Crumbleys “flatly refused” to take their son home. The gun used in the shooting also was bought days before by James Crumbley and their son had full access to it, prosecutors said.wftv.com
Trial begins for man charged with killing 18 in Texas
Elderly Deaths Trial FILE - This undated photo provided by the Dallas County, Texas, Sheriff's Office shows Billy Chemirmir. Chemirmir is scheduled to go on trial, Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, in the deaths of one of 18 women he's accused of killing in Texas over a two-year span. Billy Chemirmir, 48, faces life in prison without parole if convicted of capital murder in the death of 81-year-old Lu Thi Harris. Over the following years, the number of people Chemirmir was accused of killing grew. He’s also accused of killing women in private homes, including the widow of a man he had cared for in his job as an at-home caregiver.wftv.com
Trial to start for man charged with killing 18 in Texas
Elderly Deaths Trial FILE - This undated photo provided by the Dallas County, Texas, Sheriff's Office shows Billy Chemirmir. Chemirmir is scheduled to go on trial, Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, in the deaths of one of 18 women he's accused of killing in Texas over a two-year span. (Dallas County Sheriff's Office via AP, File) (Uncredited)DALLAS — (AP) — A man charged with killing 18 older women in Dallas and its suburbs over a two-year span is set to go on trial in one of the deaths Monday. Over the following years, the number of people Chemirmir was accused of killing grew. He’s also accused of killing women in private homes, including the widow of a man he had cared for in his job as an at-home caregiver.wftv.com
Day care owner gets 6 years for hiding 26 kids in basement
Day Care False Wall FILE - This undated file photo provided by the El Paso County, Colo., Sheriff's Office shows Carla Faith. Faith, a Colorado day care owner convicted of misdemeanor child abuse and other crimes for keeping 26 children hidden in a basement was sentenced Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, to six years in prison. Faith was only licensed to care for up to six children at her Colorado Springs private day care and only two of them were allowed to be under the age of 2. The 26th child who had been in the basement was picked up by a parent while police were at the day care, authorities said. Day care employee Christina Swauger was convicted of the same charges as Faith and is awaiting sentencing.wftv.com
Watch: Armed gas station robbery foiled by Marine veteran
Marine veteran stops robbery This image taken from video released by the Yuma County, Arizona, Sheriff's Office shows an armed robber who entered a Chevron gas station in Yuma early on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, (Yuma County Sheriff's Office)YUMA, Ariz. — Deputies credited a U.S. Marine Corps veteran Wednesday for disarming a would-be armed robber at a gas station in Yuma. >> Read more trending newsOfficials with the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that the incident happened around 4:30 a.m. at the Chevron gas station at 10747 E. North Frontage Rd. The veteran, who can be seen talking to the cashier moments before the would-be robbers walk in, turns and quickly disarms the armed suspect. PRESS RELEASE October 20, 2021 - 8:15 PM Armed Robbery Location of Incident: Chevron, located at 10747 E. North... Posted by Yuma County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, October 20, 2021Deputies said the veteran was able to detain the formerly armed suspect until authorities arrived. The suspect was described as a juvenile who has since been booked into the Yuma County Juvenile Justice Center on one count each of armed robbery and aggravated assault.wftv.com
Atlanta spa shootings: Robert Aaron Long pleads not guilty to 4 killings
Robert Aaron Long This March 16, 2021 booking photo provided by the Crisp County, Ga., Sheriff's Office shows Robert Aaron Long, 22, accused of killing eight people, six of them women of Asian descent, in shootings at three Atlanta-area massage businesses. >> Read more trending newsRobert Aaron Long, 22, appeared in Fulton County court Tuesday for an arraignment on the charges. Long is accused of killing Suncha Kim, 69; Soon Chung Park, 74; Hyun Jung Grant, 51; and Yong Ae Yue, 63; on March 16 during shootings at Gold Spa and Aromatherapy Spa in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood. In July, a judge handed down four life sentences to Long after he pleaded guilty to the Acworth shootings as part of a deal with prosecutors in Cherokee County. >> Related: Atlanta spa shootings: Robert Aaron Long sentenced to 4 life sentences as part of plea dealFulton County District Attorney Fani Willis last month said Long’s attorneys had reached out in hopes of making a deal in relation to the Atlanta killings, however, she said she planned to pursue the death penalty in the case, WSB reported.wftv.com
Atlanta spa shootings: Robert Aaron Long pleading guilty to 4 of 8 murders as part of deal
Robert Aaron Long pleads guilty This March 16, 2021 booking photo provided by the Crisp County, Ga., Sheriff's Office shows Robert Aaron Long, 22, accused of killing eight people, six of them women of Asian descent, in shootings at three Atlanta-area massage businesses. Long was indicted Tuesday, May 11, 2021, on murder charges, and a prosecutor filed notice that she'll also seek hate crime charges and the death penalty. (Crisp County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)CANTON, Ga. — Robert Aaron Long, the man accused of killing eight people in shootings at three Atlanta-area spas in March, is pleading guilty Tuesday to four of the murders as part of plea deal with Cherokee County prosecutors, according to The Associated Press. >> Read more trending newsAs part of the deal, Long will face a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for the shootings, according to WSB-TV. @wsbtv https://t.co/7TjTNWHAIR — Chris Jose (@ChrisJoseWSB) July 27, 2021Long is pleading guilty to killing Xiaojie “Emily” Tan, 49; Daoyou Feng, 44; Delaina Yaun, 33; and Paul Michels, 54; at Youngs Asian Massage Parlor.wftv.com
Beach Park man charged in beating, choking and threatening of girlfriend, authorities say
Sheriff’s officials said that Fontanez-Marrero had not been at the residence because of an argument with the woman, but he returned Sunday at about 7:45 p.m. and forced his way inside. He then attacked the woman, smashing her cellphone so she could not call for help, although officials said the victim had already called her daughter, who then called authorities.chicagotribune.com
Man gets nearly 20 years for Colorado synagogue bomb plot
Holzer, now 28, was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, for plotting to bomb the Colorado synagogue last year, by a judge who described the case as "dripping with Nazism and supremacy." They also said that Holzer no longer held the supremacist-like beliefs that led him to plan the bombing at Temple Emanuel Synagogue in Pueblo. AdThe Temple Emanuel plot was one of 61 anti-semitic harassment and vandalism cases that the Anti-Defamation League Mountain States Region tracked in 2019. AdHolzer was arrested Nov. 1, 2019, after receiving two phony pipe bombs and 14 sticks of dynamite from undercover FBI agents that he planned to use at the Temple Emanuel. Temple Emanuel is the second oldest synagogue in Colorado.
Report: Police granted clinic shooting suspect gun permit
In addition, bomb technicians were investigating a suspicious device left at the clinic and others at a motel where Ulrich was staying, authorities added. Gregory Ulrich, 67, is charged in an attack on an Allina Health clinic this week that left 37-year-old medical assistant Lindsay Overbay dead and four other people wounded. Ulrich had threatened in October 2018 to carry out a mass shooting at the clinic in Buffalo, a small city about 40 miles (65 kilometers) northwest of Minneapolis. The threat led Ulrich to be banned from clinic property, and the following month a restraining order was granted to prohibit him from contacting a doctor at the clinic. AdAt a news conference following Thursday's hearing, Wright County Sheriff Sean Deringer was asked about any permits Ulrich held.
Oklahoma man jailed in shooting deaths of 5 kids, brother
Jarron Deajon Pridgeon of Muskogee was charged with six counts of first-degree murder, shooting with intent to kill and possession of firearms during probation, court records show. Muskogee police said they don't yet know why Pridgeon fatally shot Javarion Lee, 24, or the children, the oldest of whom was 9. Police identified the slain children as Jalaiya Pridgeon, 1; Jaidus Pridgeon, 3; Harmony Anderson, 5; Neveah Pridgeon, 6; and Que’dynce Anderson, 9. Neighbors told the Muskogee Phoenix that they had only recently moved to the home but that the children were often outside playing. Raven Anderson, who is an aunt to the children, told Tulsa TV station KOTV that Pridgeon was the father of three of the slain children.
Covid-19 deaths could nearly double in U.S. by April despite rollout of vaccines, report warns
(low level inmates) and Sheriff officers and morgue staff help move bodies to refrigerated trailers deployed during a surge of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) deaths, outside the Medical Examiner's Office in El Paso, Texas, U.S. November 14, 2020. The number of people in the U.S. killed by Covid-19 could nearly double in the next several months despite a nationwide vaccine rollout, health researchers warn. The country is expected to approve and begin distributing one or more vaccines as early as December. IHME researchers forecast that the expected vaccine rollout only reduces the death toll by 9,000 before April 1 and said a rapid vaccine rollout targeting high-risk individuals could save 14,000 more lives. The country reported more than 227,800 Covid-19 cases on Friday, a record since the pandemic began, while 2,600 people died, according to Johns Hopkins data.cnbc.com
Polk County deputies shoot gunman who opened fire on them, officials say
MULBERRY, Fla. – Polk County sheriff’s deputies shot a 33-year-old gunman after he opened fire, injuring one deputy, Polk County Sheriff’s Office officials said. Around 10:50 p.m., deputies found the Bartow man sitting in his car under a bridge on Nichols Road in Mulberry. According to the sheriff’s office, four deputies approached the vehicle and asked him to show his hands. Deputies immediately rendered aid until Polk County Fire Rescue could arrive. According to the sheriff’s office, Chaves was hired as a detention deputy in 2014, and became a patrol deputy in 2015.
Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson completes quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19
Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson was under quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 in early August, according to the Osceola County Sheriffs Office. Sheriff Gibson tested positive for the COVID-19 virus at the beginning of this month, according to a statement from the Sheriffs Office. Sheriff Gibson self-quarantined after receiving notification of the positive test. Sheriff Gibson completed his self-quarantine and is doing well.Gibson is the second Central Florida-area sheriff to contract the virus. Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood also completed two weeks of self isolation after he tested positive for the virus and had mild symptoms.
Former officer who shot Rayshard Brooks sues over firing
In this booking photo made available Thursday, June 18, 2020 by the Fulton County, Ga., Sheriff's Office, shows Atlanta Police Officer Garrett Rolfe. Rolfe, who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in the back after the fleeing man pointed a stun gun in his direction, was charged with felony murder and 10 other charges. Rolfe was fired after the shooting. (Fulton County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Mexican American man charged with hate crime in fatal crash
This undated photo provided by the Fond du Lac County, Wis., Sheriff's Office, shows Daniel Navarro, a Mexican American man from Wisconsin charged with homicide as a hate crime because prosecutors say he intentionally crashed his pickup truck into a motorcyclist and killed the man because he was white. (Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office via AP)FOND DU LAC, Wis. A Mexican American man from Wisconsin is charged with homicide as a hate crime because prosecutors say he intentionally crashed his pickup truck into a motorcyclist and killed the man because he was white. Navarro apparently didn't know Thiessen, but targeted him because he was white, said Fond du Lac County Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt. Fond du Lac County Circuit Court Judge Robert Wirtz set bail at $1 million during an initial court appearance Thursday. Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney said Navarro's crime it not reflective of the entire community.
Former Atlanta officer who shot Rayshard Brooks seeks bail
In this booking photo made available Thursday, June 18, 2020 by the Fulton County, Ga., Sheriff's Office, shows Atlanta Police Officer Garrett Rolfe. Rolfe, who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in the back after the fleeing man pointed a stun gun in his direction, was charged with felony murder and 10 other charges. (Fulton County Sheriff's Office via AP)ATLANTA The former Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks is set to appear in court Tuesday to ask a judge to release him from jail while his case is pending. An autopsy found Brooks was shot twice in the back. Felony murder is punishable by a minimum sentence of life in prison.
Sheriff Ivey talks transparency on Edwards case but actions tell another story
The Florida Attorney General, however, had ruled in previous cases that medical records had to be made by a health care practitioner. The photographs were taken by a BCSO employee and maintained by the Sheriff’s Office. The State Attorney’s Office and the medical examiner’s office are independent from the Sheriff’s Office. In August 2019, Alex Fischback, now a commander of the BCSO’s eastern precinct, was head of administrative services for the sheriff’s office. Bracey: I don't know if the use of force report is in here or not.
‘It’s time for change:' Alton Edmond announces run for Brevard County sheriff
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Saying, “It’s time for change,” Alton Edmond on Friday officially announced his run for Brevard County sheriff. Edmond, a successful criminal defense attorney in Cocoa, discussed his previous experience with law enforcement before becoming an attorney. Edmond will be running against current Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey. RELATED: ‘I’m embarrassed by it:' Brevard sheriff suspends lieutenant over controversial Facebook comments"Hey Buffalo 57... and Atlanta 6... we are hiring in Florida. #lawandorderFlorida,” reads the June 6 post made at 1:21 a.m. on the Brevard County F.O.P.
NFL cornerbacks Baker, Dunbar released from jail on bond
Baker is charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. He turned himself in at the Broward County Jail. (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP)FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. NFL cornerbacks DeAndre Baker and Quinton Dunbar were released from Broward County Jail on Sunday, a day after surrendering on felony charges stemming from a cookout at a Miramar home. Baker and Dunbar were attending the cookout Wednesday night when a fight broke out, and Baker pulled out a handgun, the warrant said. Baker, Dunbar and two other men began robbing people of thousands of dollars, watches and other valuables, witnesses told investigators.
DeBary shooting leaves 1 dead, Sheriffs Office says
A man was shot and killed Sunday night in DeBary, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said. A man was shot and killed Sunday night in DeBary, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said. The shooting was reported just after 7:15 a.m. at 333 E. Highbanks Road, according to a release from Sheriff's Office spokesman Andrew Gant. "All parties are being interviewed now," Gant said. [READ MORE: DeBary father shoots, kills adult son in argument over car]No further information was made available, but check back for more updates.news-journalonline.com
DeBary shooting leaves 1 dead, Sheriffs Office says
A man was shot and killed Sunday night in DeBary, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said. A man was shot and killed Sunday night in DeBary, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said. The shooting was reported just after 7:15 p.m. at 333 E. Highbanks Road, according to a release from Sheriff's Office spokesman Andrew Gant. [READ MORE: DeBary father shoots, kills adult son in argument over car]No further information was made available, but check back for more updates. Editors note: The shooting was reported just after 7:15 p.m., and not as originally reported.news-journalonline.com
Man's body dumped in Rockledge neighborhood, detectives say
A man's body was left along a residential road in Rockledge and discovered Thursday morning, detectives with the Brevard County Sheriff's Office said. A citizen found the man's body lying along Sharon Lane, according to the Sheriff's Office. Based on the preliminary investigation detectives said they believe the man died at another location and his body was brought to Sharon Lane. Homicide agents, crime scene investigators and the Sheriff's Office dive team canvased the area for additional evidence Thursday morning. Sheriff's Office public information officer Tod Goodyear said the death is considered suspicious and the investigation ongoing.
Florida sex offender found living at home day care, deputies say
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. - A Florida sex offender who was living at a home that doubled as a day care lied about his address so his mother's business wouldn't suffer, according to the Flagler County Sheriff's Office. On Sunday, deputies received an anonymous tip from someone who said Watkins was living with his mother. Watkins told deputies that he lied about living on Ponderosa Lane because his mother ran a home business and he didn't want her business to suffer, according to the affidavit. "Sex offender rules are not optional," Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly said. "If you are designated a sex offender in Flagler County, know that our deputies will follow up with you to ensure that you comply with the regulations.
Photo shows man filling plastic buckets with gasoline
A picture shared by the Highlands County, Florida, Sheriff's Office on their Facebook page shows a man filling up plastic buckets at a gas station. A pictured shared Friday by the Highlands County, Florida, Sheriff's Office on their Facebook page shows a man filling up at a gas station. However, he wasn't putting the fuel into the gas tank of his vehicle or a gas can. He was filling up seven or eight plastic buckets and placing them in the back of his vehicle. The sheriff's office concluded their Facebook post saying, "We know everyone is anxious and trying to stock up on gas, but come on!
Deputies: 'Live' hand grenade discovered during Florida traffic stop
freeimages.com/Elvis Santana(CNN) - Sheriff's deputies in DeSoto County, Florida, say they discovered a cache of weapons during a traffic stop Saturday, including an apparent "live" hand grenade. A narcotics unit was conducting a traffic stop when the weapons were discovered, the DeSoto County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post. Driver Donald Reid, Jr. told detectives as far as he knew, the grenade was "live," the post said. The bomb squad from neighboring Sarasota County responded to help remove and destroy the grenade, the sheriff's office said. Reid was charged with multiple counts of possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon, according to the post.
Flagler sheriff's office space fight: Commission weighs legal action against clerk
The Flagler County Commission wants a study to determine the best use of space at the courthouse where Sheriff's staff is working, and it plans to sue the Clerk if he doesn't cooperate. BUNNELL The County Commission unanimously voted to seek litigation against Flagler Court Clerk and Comptroller Tom Bexley's office if he doesn't agree within 48 hours to cooperate with a plan to provide more space at the county-owned courthouse for sheriff's office employees. The clerk does not want to cede any further space beyond the 8,851 square feet already given to the sheriffs office. [READ MORE: Sheriff Staly to Flagler: Deputies need more space.] But he acknowledged the mounting urgency to resolve the Sheriffs Office space quagmire as an overriding concern.news-journalonline.com
Flagler Commission weighs legal action over sheriff-clerk office space fight
Bexley was not at the commission meeting, but he's made clear he's not moved by more demands from the county. The clerk does not want to cede any further space beyond the 8,851 square feet already given to the sheriffs office. [READ MORE: Sheriff Staly to Flagler: Deputies need more space.] Bexley estimated those five new posts would take the clerks office to 85 percent of its allotted space capacity in the courthouse. But he acknowledged the mounting urgency to resolve the Sheriffs Office space quagmire as an overriding concern.news-journalonline.com