U.S. Marshals announced the rescue of 8 “highly endangered” missing children in Indiana over the weekend, bringing their total children rescued in Operation Homecoming to 72. “From August 31- September 4, federal investigators coordinated with IMPD and NCMEC to recover eight highly endangered missing children resulting in one arrest ofContinue Reading

United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces the return of an indictment charging James Lapin (34, Ormond Beach) with threatening to assault and murder an elected member of the United States House of Representatives. If convicted, Lapin faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. According to theContinue Reading

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United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces the return of an indictment charging Steven Michael Smith (35, Jacksonville) with possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, possessing a short-barreled shotgun in furtherance of that drug trafficking crime, possessing firearms as a convicted felon, and possessing an unregistered short-barreled shotgun andContinue Reading

Florida Wildlife Conservation officer Julian Keen Jr. was found fatally shot in Hendry County Sunday morning, shot and killed while off-duty trying to stop a hit-and-run driver. The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were dispatched to the area of Apache Circle and Nobles Road in Labelle after reports thatContinue Reading

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida announced that a Port Richey man, Angelo David Salvarezza, has been sentenced to federal prison on charges of drug dealing and firearm possession. Salvarezza, 38, of Port Richey, was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for possessing with theContinue Reading

United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces the filing of a criminal complaint charging Ivan Jacob Zecher (27, Jacksonville) with possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and unlawful possession of an unregistered firearm. If convicted, Zecher faces up to 10 years in federal prison on each count. “The cooperationContinue Reading

The Tampa Police Department have arrested a woman, Erica Schmidt, charging her with assault, rioting, throwing rocks at police and handing them out to other rioters. Schmidt, 31, was arrested Saturday at an apartment located at 11727 12th Street and found a silver Hyundai Elantra, which matched the same carContinue Reading

Former Florida Gator star and NFL player Donald “Reche” Caldwell was shot and killed in a robbery attempt in Tampa yesterday. According to TMZ, Caldwell was “ambushed” by a “couple of people” who jumped out of bushes trying to rob him. He was shot in the leg and chest, dyingContinue Reading

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office arrested a St. Petersburg area couple, Samantha Smith and Cody Corbin, charging them with child abuse, hiding the 6-year-old boy’s injuries and scars with makeup. Smith, 26, was charged with one count apiece of aggregated child abuse with great bodily harm and child neglect. Corbin, 31,Continue Reading

Three protesters are facing felony charges as details emerge from the arrests made during the march on E. Scott St. heading towards the Interstate 4/Interstate 275 on-ramp. Police  arrested Emadi Okwuosa, 22, who was using a bullhorn “to incite the group in an attempt to disrupt the flow of trafficContinue Reading

The Tampa City Council approved $952,000 to purchase more than 600 body cameras for the Tampa Police Department on Thursday, a move Police Chief Brian Dugan says many members of his force may not like, but if they don’t like it, “then I suggest that you turn your badge in.”Continue Reading

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about several people who burglarized a jewelry store during the George Lloyd protests in Tampa last week, stealing thousands of dollars in merchandise. Check out the photo supplied by authorities below. Among the four images capture, one shows a suspect without aContinue Reading

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a group of women who allegedly broke into a liquor store and stole thousand’s of dollars worth of alcohol under the guise of the George Floyd protests. Lawrencia Dixon, 19, was been identified from the surveillance video from inside the store, thenContinue Reading

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Robbery & Homicide Unit reported on the arrest of 59-year-old St. Petersburg man, Wilbert Henderson. According to officials, on January 2, 2020, at about 10:30 a.m., deputies were dispatched to a private residence in unincorporated St. Petersburg, for a reported burglary and sexual battery. TheContinue Reading

Hernando County Al Nienhuis announced Wednesday that four suspects are in custody in connection with the murder of Preston Talley of Gainesville. Nienhuis identified the four as Kayla Ja’Nae Morrow, 25; Joshua Dewayne Gardner, 24; Andrew Christopher Abbott, 19; and Brandon Joe Harrelson, 24. The group lured Talley,35, into the Withlacoochee State Forrest using a dating site calledContinue Reading