Pasco man, Keith Cannon Keller, was arrested after allegedly providing methamphetamine to a 14-year-old in an effort to “keep her off the streets.” He also is accused of attempting to engage in sexual activity with the girl.
Keller, 41, was charged with human trafficking as a result of a search warrant where detectives found what they call a distinct looking glass pipe/water bong in Keller’s bedroom which tested positive for meth.
They also discovered several computer storage cards and thumb drives in the bedroom, On those drives, detectives saw footage of the Keller with the 14-year-old victim in bed.
He is seen handing her the pipe, and she is seen smoking methamphetamine from it, deputies say. Continue reading
Steve Gordon of Port Richey, Florida, has been named as the man killed after his vehicle struck a semi trailer in Hudson Friday night.
Gordon, 53, was traveling State Road 52 & Hicks Road in Port Richey, FL., Friday evening when his van struck the back portion of an 18-wheeler that was stopped on the side of the road.
The driver and passenger of the 2013 Volvo semi had gotten out to unload supplies for the nearby Domino’s, troopers said. That’s when Gordon’s 2015 Ford Transtar struck the back of the semi trailer. Continue reading
A Florida man, who sheriff’s deputies named as “Robert Hembree Jr.,” is accused of forcefully tackling a female jogger and removing her shorts and undergarment on Northdale Lake Park Trail in Tampa, FL.
Detectives with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tampa man, Hembree, 31, who is accused of attacking a female jogger and stealing her shorts. The woman was left shaken and unclothed but other wise unharmed.
The sheriff’s office said Robert Hembree Jr. grabbed a woman from behind, threw her to the ground and removed her shorts and undergarment around 3:41 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 on the Northdale-Lake Park Trail. Continue reading
Largo police are calling the shooting death of Florida man, Ricardo Guzman, a homicide. Police located a man after the victim called 911 to say he had been shot near the Tech Data Corporation in Clearwater. He later died at an area hospital.
Largo police responded to a call at 11:45 p.m. about a shooting at the Melrose on the Bay apartments at 16321 Bolesta Road, Clearwater. Once there they found Guzman, 32, suffering from gunshot wounds.
Several gunshots were reported in the apartment complex. Shortly after the gunshots were reported, Ricardo Guzman, 32, called 911 to say he had been shot. Officers found Guzman alive in his dark blue Toyota Tacoma in the north end of the complex near building #5103. He was transported to Largo Medical Center, where he died from his wounds. Continue reading
Amanda Soto, the wife of U.S. Rep. Darren Soto (D-Fla.,) was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of disorderly intoxication.
Soto, 33, her mother and husband were at Disney Springs Sunday when she got into a physical altercation with her mother, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office arrest report.
Soto’s mother was highly intoxicated and having trouble standing, according to the report. Soto told deputies her mother had recently gone through a divorce and was having a hard time dealing with it. While deputies were speaking with Soto, they wrote in the report they noticed a strong smell of alcohol coming from her and she had trouble keeping her balance. Deputies said they did not find any reason to believe a crime had been committed and asked Soto and her family to take an Uber home. However, when the Uber arrived and the driver asked where they wanted to go. Soto said, “I don’t need you (f***ing) questioning me (mother****er).” Continue reading
Douglas “Fireball” Adams has been named as the 52-year-old Orlando man found shot to death Saturday inside his home in unincorporated Altamonte Springs.
Adams had last been seen at the home between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday, deputies said.
Deputies said they were called to the home in the 500 block of Georgia Avenue just after 3:30 p.m. by a woman who had arrived to perform a welfare check on the resident, identified as Adams.
She told investigators she found him dead in the home, according to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office. Continue reading
Officials say a man was killed Friday night in an officer-involved shooting at a Cocoa Beach condominium complex during an apparent domestic dispute call.
Tim Berger, 59, was shot and killed by police who were on scene investigating reports of an intoxicated man firing a gun inside a residence. Cocoa Beach Police Chief Scott Rosenfeld said officers were called to the Royal Colonial Condos on South Banana River Boulevard around 10:30 p.m. when a woman reported that her husband, Berger, was intoxicated and fired a gun inside their home.
Rosenfeld said several officers responded to the home and were violently threatened when they tried to make contact with Berger, forcing officers James Scheiner and Taylor Payne to fire their weapons. “The officers were put in a position to use deadly force,” Rosenfeld said. Continue reading
Adam Farney has been named as the Florida man who stabbed and killed his mother and wounded his sister late Monday at an Orange County home, deputies said.
Farney, 23, faces a charge of first-degree murder in the death of his mother, Lori Farney, 52. He faces an attempted murder charge in the stabbing of his sister, Autumn Farney, 23.
The domestic violence incident was reported at 10:53 p.m. in the 14000 block of Rensselaer Road, north of Lake Pickett Road.
Deputies said they were called to the home and found one woman dead on the back porch and another suffering from stab wounds. Continue reading
Two men were taken into custody Monday night in connection with the attempted murder of popular Sanford, Florida, restaurant manager, Larry Picardat, who was stabbed in the back during an attempted robbery at his place of work over the weekend.
Guy Hughes and Alfredo Rivas (pictured below,) were arrested on charges of attempted homicide and robbery with a weapon in an early Sunday morning incident at Wolfy’s Lakeside Bar and Grill.
Sanford police said officers were called to Wolfy’s Bar and Grill on North Palmetto Avenue at 7:19 a.m. Sunday after the manager, Larry Picardat, was stabbed.
Picardat told police that he was sitting at his desk next to the safe while preparing for the restaurant to open when someone put a gun to his head and said, “Give me all your money.” Continue reading
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