News that United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez indicted James Lapin of threatening to assault a member of Congress went viral and proved to be riddled with false information. Now, as of March 11, Lapin can stand upright, innocent of all charges, and works to clear his name. The rulingContinue Reading

The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Middle District of Florida announced Wednesday that 24-year-old Napa, California man, Benjamin Tucker Patz pleaded guilty to transmitting threats in interstate or foreign commerce. According to the plea agreement, on July 20, 2019, the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team lost a home game to the ChicagoContinue Reading

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) announced the arrest of 38-year-old Christina Siddell of Lake Wales. Siddell, a school bus attendant at Alturas Elementary School, was arrested for burglary with assault, according to the PCSO. According to the affidavit, Siddell met her former boyfriend and his new girlfriend at theContinue Reading

Former Mayor of Brooksville, Florida, Kevin Hohn, has been arrested and charged by federal criminal complaint with possession and distribution of images depicting the sexual abuse of children. According to the criminal complaint, in September and December 2020, investigators identified a certain internet protocol address as having distributed images andContinue Reading

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) announced the arrest of 42-year-old Arne Jensen, Jr. of Avon Park. Jensen was charged with traveling to meet a minor for sex, 3-counts of transmitting harmful material to a minor, and attempted sexual battery. According to the affidavit, the reportee, an adult female, postedContinue Reading

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) announced the arrest of  63-year-old David Norman Guess of St. Petersburg for the possession of child pornography. Detectives began their investigation a year ago, after receiving information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), that child exploitation material was being uploadedContinue Reading

24-year-old Jorge Esteban Sanchez Ramos of Ontario in San Bernardino County was sentenced last week to 18 months in federal prison for blackmailing female friends and acquaintances on Facebook by threatening to publish nude photographs and videos of them unless they complied with his demands of sending him additional sexually explicitContinue Reading

On Friday, Tampa Police arrested a 11-year-old student at Monroe Middle School in South Tampa for having a loaded handgun on school property. According to the Tampa Police Department (TPD), another student told school administrators that the had a gun in his backpack. The Tampa Police Department School Resource OfficerContinue Reading

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) announced the arrest of a New York City teacher who traveled to Tampa to have sexual intercourse with a minor he met online. On Saturday, January 23, 2021, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Zeshaan Naqvi, 31, picked the victim up at their Tampa residence andContinue Reading

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged a manager at Tyrone Square mall’s Pops 2 Go for repeatedly sexually battering a girl over a 15-month period. Homol faces charges of sex with another minor girl as well. The man, Steven Homol, 35, engaged in illegal sexual acts with a 16-year-oldContinue Reading

A D.C. man, a New Jersey man, and a Colorado man appeared today in United States district courts on charges stemming from their attacks on local and federal law enforcement officers, as well as other crimes, during the riots at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 that disrupted a JointContinue Reading

More than 100 anti-fascist demonstrators, Antifa, in Portland attacked police and vandalized the city’s Democratic Party of Oregon building Wednesday afternoon, breaking several windows in the process. Police announced they arrested eight people, between the ages of 18 and 38, some of whom were armed with knives and other weapons.Continue Reading

A California man was arrested and charged yesterday in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Hunter Allen Ehmke, 20, of Glendora, California, was charged by criminal complaint with one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, in violation of Title 18, United StatesContinue Reading

A Haines City man was arrested on Tuesday over online threats online linked to Washington D.C. and President Trump declaring martial law. Identified as Shannon Badgett, the man was charged with communicating a written threat to conduct a mass shooting or act of terrorism. Badgett, 53, made the threats onContinue Reading