Kimberly Fleer (27, Seffner) has pleaded guilty to distributing fentanyl to an individual, causing that individual’s death. Fleer faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years, and up to life, in federal prison. A sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled. According to the plea agreement, on November 2, 2019,Continue Reading

U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard has sentenced Gregory Thomas Garcia (35, Orange Park) to 16 years in federal prison for child sex trafficking. The court also ordered Garcia to forfeit a 2015 Ford Focus vehicle that he had used in committing the offense. After serving his term of imprisonment,Continue Reading

U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton has sentenced Lascelles Peter Francis, III (30, Daytona) to 15 years and 10 months in federal prison for possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Francis had pleaded guilty on MarchContinue Reading

An all-star cast in a film about Bonnie and Clyde is never about the famous outlaws, but rather the pair set to end their crime spree across several states. A rather sluggish script hinders any intrigue as The Highwaymen becomes a docudrama rather than anything interesting. Set in 1934 asContinue Reading

43-year-old Tampa man, Lewis Matthews, was sentenced to life in prison by Circuit Court Judge Kimberly Fernandez today for sexually battering and molesting his girlfriend’s 10-year-old daughter—then pouring bleach onto her genitals to try to destroy evidence of the crime. Matthews was found guilty on June 4 following a three-dayContinue Reading

As Yahoo reports as the “crowd-control team,” the Portland riot police force have resigned after the recent indictment of Officer Corey Budworth for allegedly assaulting a photographer during an overnight riot last summer. A police lieutenant informed Chief Chuck Lovell that the riot control officers resigned over the lack of support fromContinue Reading

U.S. District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell has sentenced Edgar Vazquez (36, Fort Myers) to 11 years in federal prison for possessing with the intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine. The court also ordered Vazquez to forfeit a firearm and ammunition that were involved in the offense. VazquezContinue Reading

U.S. District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell has sentenced Jamar Maurice James (31, Fort Myers) to 10 years in federal prison for possessing ammunition as a convicted felon in connection with a shooting at an apartment complex parking lot in Fort Myers. James had pleaded guilty on January 13, 2021. AccordingContinue Reading

One of the world’s leading two-factor authentication firms has analyzed an FBI Internet Crime Report to reveal which states have the highest chances of cyber attacks happening. The platform examined the number of cybercrimes committed in each state/district in the US and then revealed what that number was per 100,000Continue Reading

The suspect in a shooting that critically injured a man in Gibsonton over the weekend has been arrested, deputies said. Angel Hernandez-Tellez, 29, was arrested without incident by the Hale County Sheriff’s Office in Greensboro, Ala., according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. The police press release issued Tuesday confirmedContinue Reading

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

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 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