The state attorney’s office announced on Friday that a man from Ralford has been convicted after a jury trial of one count of Second Degree Murder and two Counts of Sexual Battery with a Deadly Weapon for the bludgeoning and sexual abuse.
The sheriff’s office received info from a federal agency warning that the man had made threats about a mass shooting at his job at Suburban Propane and then kill himself. Deputies went to the business on June 7 to notify management of the potential danger.
Manatee County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy on routine patrol saw an elderly woman crying while sitting in her walker on Saturday. The deputy stopped to speak to the woman, who said she had been hit by a man she knew as “Worm.”
In April 2018, a husband and wife enjoyed a meal at Bonefish Grill in Bradenton before stopping at Wal-Mart on Cortez Road. They then drove home to the Islander Club in Longboat Key. But their new Mercedes Benz convertible attracted the attention of Latarious Harvey.
It happened on May 23 around 8pm. Deputies say two cars collided in the parking lot of the Purple Store, with minor damage. Deputies say the victim got out and offered to exchange insurance information. That’s when deputies say the two men in the other vehicle got out and demanded the victims empty
Deputies say they first learned about the possibility of drugs coming through the mail on May 21st. The following day, detectives identified 52-year-old Kena Little as the inmate allegedly organizing the scheme so she could get high.
A former Florida deputy charged with 11 criminal counts after failing to confront the gunman in the Parkland school massacre was released from jail Thursday after a judge reduced his bail and lifted some restrictions.
Shortly after midnight on June 2, Sarasota Police and the U.S. Coast Guard responded to 2 Marina Plaza in Sarasota after receiving calls from passengers aboard a charter ship saying the captain, 36-year-old Mark Bailey, was intoxicated, had fired off rounds from a handgun and was refusing to bring
Deputies in Manatee County responded to the parking lot of an Exxon gas station at 13th Avenue West and 1st Street around 6:30pm after spotted a vehicle, a Ford Flex, that had been reported stolen out of Sarasota.
On December 6, 2018 around 9:20 p.m., Florida Highway Patrol says John Thomas Cray, 47, of Parrish was driving a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado Truck with a 30-year-old female passenger behind a 2018 Honda Accord driven by Bradley John Yost, 32, of Palmetto.
Okaloosa County Sheriff's officials say video surveillance shows two male suspects entering the Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island on Friday. One of the suspects was armed with a crow bar and appears to serve as the lookout as the other suspect took the blow torch to the ATM.
Last Thursday, May 30, a woman returned to her home on Treadway Road west of New Smyrna Beach around 7pm to discover her dog Thomas dead alongside the roadway. The following morning, she reviewed a surveillance video captured from her neighbor's home.
The incident took place in Bradenton on the 3800 block of 7th Street East. Deputies say the 34-year-old victim was walking outside the front door of his home at approximately 9:46 p.m. when he got into an argument unknown person.
The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office previously investigated a case of alleged child abuse that was filed in November 2018 while the family was still living in Myakka City. In that instance, Eduardo had a small bruise on his face.
On Friday, May 24, 2019 around 4:00 p.m. at Alsace Avenue and Sunnyside Drive, deputies attempted to stop Dylan Woodward, 28, of Nokomis, who was driving on a suspended license, while Billy Travis, 35, of Venice was sitting in the passenger seat.
Court records show that 34-year-old Juan Carlos Ramirez-Arcos pleaded guilty Wednesday in Tampa federal court to possessing a firearm or ammunition as an illegal alien. His sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 19, where he faces a maximum term of 10 years in prison.
On Tuesday, May 28 around 2:00 in the morning the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office says they responded to a call around the 5000 block of Clark Road for battery. The victim told deputies she got into an argument with 27-year-old Sean Cone, who stole her phone, keys and left with her car.
Jasmine Cuyler was given a pat down and deputies say the female guard “felt something large” in Cuyler’s “groin area.” The female guard asked Cuyler what was in her pants and deputies say she claimed it was a menstrual pad because she was on her period.
A release from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office in Bloomington, Indiana says they were called to the Bloomington Hospital Friday, May 24 to investigate after a 12-year-old Eduardo Posso died and doctors found multiple signs of extreme abuse and starvation.
A former Florida police officer is not a flight risk and should be granted bail while his conviction for killing a stranded black motorist is appealed, his attorney told a judge Wednesday, but prosecutors strongly disputed his contention.
Knight announced last week, after more than six months of investigation, 16 people were arrested in "Operation Ice Mama." They seized over half a pound of meth, two guns and other illegal drugs. The reemergence of meth in the county is causing a big problem.
Partial owners Timothy Beach and Stuart Christensen are being accused of False Claims Act violations. The DOJ says the kickbacks were paid through sham medical director agreements and payments to the spouses of physicians who referred patients to the home health agency.
Bobby Joe Long, 65, was pronounced dead at 6:55 p.m. Thursday following a lethal injection at Florida State Prison. Long had no last words, simply closing his eyes as the procedure began, witnesses said.
Deputies were at the K&S convenience store located at 5th Street East and 30th Avenue East in Bradenton on Thursday, a location the sheriff’s office says Devontae Fields used to sell narcotics, where they planned to take him into custody on arrest warrants.
The investigation began in October 2018, when detectives say they connected 44-year-old Jennifer Lambert sale and distribution of meth in Nokomis. Detectives say Lambert, who has drug arrests dating back to 2013, is known as “Mama Jen” and has been selling drugs for more than a decade.
Deputies say they were called to 5737 Clark Rd. after 2:45am Wednesday and found three people with gunshot wounds who’d been involved in a fight. They were transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital and deputies say the injuries were not life-threatening.
The sheriff's office was called on Friday, May 17 by a person who believed their relative, 29-year-old Jennalee Anderson, had stolen items from her family's home and was in the process of pawning them at a local pawn shop.
Just after 8:30pm on Monday, the sheriff's office received a call from a person who said he saw a young girl, between 8- and 10-years old, near a wooded area off Lorraine Road. The caller said the child appeared to be in distress before she ran away and that he saw a man follow her into the woods.