U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard has sentenced three former Hamilton Correctional Institution Annex officers for violating the civil rights of an inmate. Coty Michael Wiltgen (32, Live Oak) was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison, followed by two years of supervised release; Ethan Burkett (25, Valdosta, GA) was
Tampa police detailed the arrest of seven protesters who blocked Dale Mabry yesterday as two vehicles were damaged. Police also issued Notices to Appear to two other demonstrators. Police officials said the protest had grown from 40 to nearly 100 and had blocked traffic for nearly an hour. The protesters
A Polk County middle school teacher, Leslie Bushart, was arrested Thursday for having sexual relations with a juvenile, after the boy’s parents notified the Polk County Sheriff’s Office on June 16. Bushart, 49, confessed to another person at a graduation party on June 6 that she performed oral sex on
The Flint Township Police Department in Michigan have identified the two persons of interest in the Macy’s assault attack on a white employee as Damire Canell Palmer and Damarquay Jovan. Investigators say an employee at The Macy’s was assaulted by a man who then ran away with a second person.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives and the Lakeland Police Department have coordinated to investigate and arrest five people linked to the crimes and violence which tainted the May 30 and 31 protests in Lakeland. Raul Guzman was charged with inciting a riot for making statements to attempt to start a
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 car
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office reports that Steven Tromblee was arrested Monday on a charge of aggravated child abuse after striking a 7-year-old girl and causing her to suffer a head injury. Officers detailed the girl’s account, confirming that she’s related to Tromblee. Tromblee became angry at the girl because she
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 called