FL Woman Alexis Michaela Marshall ID’d As Victim In Thursday Fort Walton Beach Fatal DUI Crash

FORT WALTON BEACH, FL. (THECOUNT) — Hilton Robert Smith, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, has been charged with DUI manslaughter in an early Thursday crash that killed one young adult and seriously injured another.

Smith, 20, was drunk when he slammed into the passenger side of another vehicle operated by 24-year-old, Shelby Lynn Byington, also of Fort Walton Beach.

Byington’s 26-year-old passenger, Alexis Michaela Marshall, was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries suffered in the violent crash.

Byington received serious injuries and was taken to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, according to nwfdailynews.

A crash report noted both victims were wearing seat belts.

Smith, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was uninjured.

Smith was charged with DUI manslaughter, DUI serious injury, underage drinking and possession alcohol early Thursday.

Shelby Lynn Byington, 24 of Fort Walton Beach, was traveling south on Mary Esther Cut-Off in a Toyota SUV at 1:50 a.m., according to a press release from Florida Highway Patrol. As Byington approached the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard, along with 26-year-old passenger Alexis Michaela Marshall of Mary Esther, a Toyota Highlander entered the intersection and collided with the right side of Byington’s vehicle. The Highlander was driven by Hilton Robert Smith of Fort Walton Beach who, according to the press release, had been drinking.

Anyone with possible information on the crash should contact police at 911.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember the beloved young woman:

Mary Esther is a city in Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. The population was 3,851 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Fort Walton Beach–Crestview–Destin Metropolitan Statistical Area, according to Wikipedia.

FL Flagler Palm Coast HS Student Shauntiana Autrice Stafford ID’d As Monday Suicide

PALM COAST, FL. (THECOUNT) — Shauntiana Autrice Stafford has been identified as the Flagler Palm Coast High School who took her life Monday evening at her Palm Coast home, according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.

Stafford, 17, was found deceased of an apparent suicide inside her Madison Green Apartments residence, located at on Madison Green Circle, in Palm Coast, FL, on Monday.

Details of the victim’s manner of death was not provided by officials.

Stafford’s is the third Flagler County teen’s death by suicide in the past 18 months, reports flaglerlive.

According to flaglerlive, 17-year-old Timothy Daniel of Matanzas High School and 18-year-old Nick Urban a recent Matanzas grad, died of suicide.

FPC faculty got to work this morning to an email from Bob Wallace, the principal, informing them of the student’s death. The district’s crisis-response team was dispatched to the school, with counselors and psychologists ready to speak with students, faculty or parents about the loss. The team will remain at the school as needed, a school official said. Wallace was preparing to send a message to parents by phone and email later in the day, asking them to be aware of signs of grief in their children and to be in contact with the school if necessary. Continue reading

FL Couple Fabian, Marijen Dosen ID’d As Victims In Monday Double-Fatal St Lucie Turnpike Crash

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL. (THECOUNT) — Lantana, Florida couple, Fabian and Marijen Dosen, have been identified as the victims in a two-vehicle crash on Florida Turnpike in St. Lucie County Monday morning.

Jeep driver Fabian, 49, and passenger Marijen, 52, were traveling in a vehicle southbound on the Florida Turnpike near mile marker 170 around 9:15 a.m. Monday, when they were rear ended by a vehicle driven by, Katheleen Manyomaier Coe, 24, of Davenport, Florida.

The collision caused the Jeep to exit the roadway, crash into a canal and flip over, according to a report.

The Lantana couple were killed in the crash.

Coe was not hurt.

For reasons under investigation, the FHP said the Honda’s front collided with the rear end of Jeep. Continue reading

FL Police Officer Killed In Wednesday On-Duty Doral ATV Crash Identified As Jermaine Brown

DORAL, FL. (THECOUNT) — Miami-Dade Police Department officer, Jermaine Brown, has been identified as the victim killed after crashing an ATV while on-duty in Doral, Florida Wednesday.

The Miami-Dade Police Department identified Brown, 46, as the officer who was killed in an ATV crash Wednesday while on a detail near a canal bank, according to officials.

“It is with a heavy heart that I can now confirm the tragic death of Miami-Dade Police Department Officer Jermaine Brown,” Director Juan Perez said Thursday morning. “Assigned to our South District, Officer Brown was fatally injured while conducting an enforcement detail near a canal bank.” Continue reading

Cannibal Corpse Guitar Player Patrick O’Brien Arrested Burglary Agg Assault FL Police Officer

NORTHDALE, FL. (THECOUNT) — Patrick O’Brien, lead guitarist for death metal band, Cannibal Corpse, has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer with a deadly weapon and burglary of an occupied dwelling with assault or battery.

O’Brien, 53, is accused of breaking into a Windflower Circle home in Northdale, Florida, and then running toward a deputy with a knife in an incident that occurred around 7:00 p.m. on Monday, according to an arrest affidavit.

Officers say O’Brien did not respond to commands and attempted to approach an officer while holding a knife.

Doors away from the scene, a house fire raged. The home on fire contained military-style flamethrowers. It is not yet known if O’Brien is connected to the blaze.

Patrick O’Brien, 53, reportedly forced himself into a home on Windflower Circle in the Northdale neighborhood at approximately 6:57 p.m. on Monday. There were two people in the house at the time. One of the victims told O’Brien to get out of the house immediately, at which point O’Brien pushed the other victim to the ground and ran into the backyard of the home. Deputies responded and O’Brien reportedly did not obey their commands and ran toward a deputy with a knife in his right hand. The deputy took O’Brien down by using an electronic control device on him and arrested him at the scene. Continue reading

FL Man Cody Carter ID’d As Pensacola Pedestrian Struck & Killed Thursday Night On Blue Angel Pkwy

PENSACOLA, FL. (THECOUNT) — Cody A. Carter, of Pensacola, Florida, has been identified as the pedestrian struck and killed by a vehicle Thursday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Carter, 23, was walking at approximately 11:16 p.m the northbound lanes on South Blue Angel Parkway near Grand Bahama Drive when he was struck by a 2015 Audi A3, FHP said in a crash report.

The Audi driver, Taryn Boccia, 29, of Pensacola, was traveling northbound on Blue Angel when she collided with Carter.

Following the collision, Carter reportedly came to a rest on the vehicle’s roof.

Boccia brought the vehicle to a stop and remained at the scene until cooperating fully with arriving authorities.

The vehicle remained in the northbound lane on Blue Angel, south of Grand Bahama. The pedestrian remained at his final rest on the roof of the Audi. Continue reading

FL Woman Maydelis Pulido Arrested In Tuesday Fatal Hialeah Hit-And-Run That Killed Senior Citizen

HIALEAH, FL. (THECOUNT) — Maydelis Pulido, of Hialeah, Florida, has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed 79-year-old Hialeah man, Orlando Quiala, on Tuesday, authorities said.

Pulido, 23, was operating a stolen red 2007 Toyota Corolla south on East Fourth Avenue, approaching 17th Street, when she struck Quiala as he was attempting to cross the street.

Police said Pulido struck Quiala and then fled the scene, leaving the elderly man injured on the roadway.

The victim was airlifted to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries consistent with the collision.

“After working diligently day and night, following every lead possible, detectives were able to catch up with Pulido, taking her into custody,” Hialeah police said in a news release. “Once again we commend the tenacity and devotion our detectives have to our community.” Continue reading

MI Man Brendan Rexford ID’d As Victim Killed In Saturday Palm City FL Motorcycle Crash

MARTIN COUNTY, FL. (THECOUNT) — Brendan Howard Rexford, of Port Huron, Michigan, has been identified as the young man killed in a motorcycle crash in Palm City, FL, Saturday, a Florida Highway Patrol release said.

Rexford, 20, was on operating a 2004 Honda CBR-60 traveling on Southwest Berry Avenue at about 12:33 p.m. Saturday when he lost control of the bike and exited the roadway.

Brendan Howard Rexford, 20, of Port Huron, Michigan, died Saturday in a single-vehichle [sic] crash, according to the FHP. Rexford was traveling southbound on SW Berry Avenue , when he lost control of his 2004 Honda CBR60. He veered on to the right shoulder, hitting the road on the left side.
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Florida Man Arrested After Fatally “Sniper Shoots” Puppy From Balcony Being Walked By Random Woman Below

DAVIE, FL. (THECOUNT) — Miami, Florida man, Johansen Concepcion De La Ros, has been arrested after shooting a puppy being walked by Davie woman, Roshelle Parson, from the balcony of an apartment building.

De La Ros, 19, is accused of killing an 8-month-old puppy using a “sniper style,” weapon fired from a balcony to the street below.

A woman, who the suspect did not know, was walking her dog, “Princess,” along a trail near the Remove term: Centro at Davie by Centro at Davie by ARIUM Apartments, when suddenly the animal shrieked and fell bleeding to the ground bleeding.

Officials said the dog’s owner was “covered in blood,” and holding a limp puppy, upon police arrival. Continue reading

FL Mother Arrested After 1-Year-Old Girl Dies In Sanford Hot Car – Left 7 Hours While Working At “iQ Power”

SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL. (THECOUNT) — Kailyn Pollard, has been identified as the Sorrento mother charged in her 1-year-old daughter’s hot car death, officials from the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said.

Pollard, 29, of Sorrento, was charged with negligent manslaughter Friday, after leaving her young child in a vehicle for hours as she worked at, “iQ Power.”

Sanford experienced record high temperatures Friday. The high was 96 degrees, two degrees hotter than the previous record high on that date, according to the National Weather Service in Melbourne.

The toddler, Kit Noelle Pollard, was found at 4:40 p.m. at a Sanford Wawa location on State Road 46, according to the Seminole County Fire Department.

Officials said she showed no vital signs and was pronounced dead from cardiac arrest.

According to Pollard’s arrest report, Kit was left in the car from 9am to 4pm while Pollard was at work at iQ Power. The report states that Pollard, who would normally drop her daughter off at a local day care, failed to do so Friday. Authorities said Pollard told them that she didn’t notice her daughter’s body until after she had gotten back in her car after work, went to a nearby Olive Garden to pick up food and then stopped at Wawa to fuel the car. Around 4:30 p.m., Pollard “ultimately became aware that her daughter was in the back seat” when she got out to put gas in the car, according to the report. Continue reading