Detectives in Pinellas County say a father and son have been sexually abusing multiple children, the father, since the 1970s.
Joshua Pasco, 43 and his father, James Pasco Jr., 63, of Pinellas County were arrested after a victim came forward in January, revealing the men’s alleged crimes.
Detectives say the younger Pasco began abusing juvenile females in the late 1990s. His first victim was between the ages of 9 and 13 at the time. Joshua Pasco’s second victim was a juvenile female for whom he had been given familial authority over, according to investigators. Joshua’s father, James began abusing young victims in the 1970s, investigators believe. They say three of the victims were juveniles between the ages of 5 and 13 when the sexual abuse took place. 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
Kyndall Harrell was named as the 23-year-old woman who died one day after crashing into a pond in Mandarin.
Harrell was driving east in the 4500 block of Greenland Road in Mandarin, Jacksonville, FL, when her vehicle left the roadway and landed in a retention pond, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
Police officers said they could not determine how long her vehicle was underwater. Harrell was unresponsive at the scene and taken to a local hospital. She died at the hospital Thursday, police said. Continue reading
WWE wrestler, Richard Swann, was arrested in Gainesville, Florida, late Saturday after he allegedly battered and falsely imprisoned a woman, police said.
Swann, 26, reportedly visited a Gainesville nightspot and departed with the club’s featured dancer. At some point during the ride, the female became agitated when Swann began critiquing her performance, according to the arrest report.
A witness told police Swann didn’t put the vehicle in park and it continued moving until it slammed into a telephone pole, according to the report. Swann allegedly grabbed the woman by her arm, put his arm around her neck and put her in a headlock before dragging her back to the vehicle, police said. Another witness told police the woman was banging on the window and screaming for help as Swann drove away, the report said. Continue reading
17 years ago, Shelia Warren dressed as a clown and fatally shot Marlene Warren, her now-husband’s wife. After shooting the Wellington woman dead, she would go on to marry the dead woman’s husband.
In the summer of 1990, Shelia Warren, then 26-year-old Sheila Keen, dressed as a clown and traveled to Marlene Warren’s South Florida home. Holding balloons, Keen knocked on the front door. The victim answered and commented, “how nice,” before Keen released the balloons, produced a firearm and shot her in the face.
One balloon read, “You’re The Greatest,” the other was a Snow White balloon, said the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Thursday.
The clown calmly left the scene in a white Chrysler LeBaron.
Marlene Warren died at a local hospital two days later as a result of her injuries. Continue reading
Looking at Todd Erskine‘s Facebook, most would assume he’s a normal, everyday husband and father to three kids, but now, that same Edgewater, Florida man stands accused of beating and carjacking a 74-year-old woman in the parking lot of an Orlando Home Depot.
Before pistol-whipping the elderly woman, stealing her vehicle and leaving her bloodied by the side of the road, Erskine, 43, attempted to carjack another woman in the same Home Depot parking lot. He approached that woman, 82, pointed a gun at her and said he needed her car. She resisted and made a commotion causing him to flee the scene.
The Sheriff’s Office said about 30 minutes later, Erskine approached the 74-year-old woman in the same parking lot and asked for a ride. Deputies said the woman let Erskine in her minivan and when they got near the intersection of Elm Drive and Pinedale, he hit the woman in the face with his weapon, made her get out and left with her 2006 Sienna. Continue reading
Dartmouth, Mass., woman, Desiree Tedder, has been arrested in the death of a man in Pensacola, Fla. Tedder has been charged with second-degree murder.
Investigators located the body of Drulmauert Mims, 23, buried in the backyard of a home on Barrancas Drive in the Warrington community. Tedder is being held on no bond in a Massachusetts jail.
Mims was reported missing back on March 29 and his discovery is the work of a multi-agency search including the Pensacola Police Department, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida State Attorney’s Office. Continue reading
Fox News anchor, Shepard Smith‘s reporting on Hurricane Matthew during a Thursday, October 6, broadcast left many viewers wondering if he was drunk or just plain out of his tree. Smith experienced a bizarre series of outbursts while tracking potential route of the hurricane as it approached Florida’s eastern coast.
Smith, 52, issued some over-the-top warnings that some on social media are dubbing an on-air meltdown.
“This moves 20 miles to the west, and you and everyone you know are dead — all of you — because you can’t survive it,” he said. ”It’s not possible unless you’re very, very lucky. And your kids die, too.” Continue reading
Subway’s former spokesperson, Jared Fogle, who was imprisoned for child pornography and sex abuse has now sunken to an all-time low. He is blaming the parents of his victim for what he calls her ‘destructive behavior.”
The girl’s parents filed a lawsuit last March against him. Jared Fogle is currently serving a 15 year prison sentence for conspiracy to receive child pornography, invasion of privacy, personal injuries and for emotional distress.
The victim in the lawsuit is being referred to as “Jane Doe” and she is seeking $150,000 in damages. The lawsuit alleges that Russell Taylor, former head of Fogle’s charity was secretly filming the underage girl and other children at his (Taylor’s) house. Continue reading
Via NYDailyNews: George Zimmerman was punched in the face at a Florida restaurant by a man who accused him of bragging about killing Trayvon Martin, police said.
Zimmerman dialed 911 to report he had been punched in the face at the Sanford eatery Sunday, according to a Seminole County Sheriff’s Office reported cited by WKMG-TV.
He told dispatchers a man who recognized who he was walked up to his table and slugged him after asking him “You’re bragging about that?” Continue reading