Florida Woman Guilty To Producing And Distributing Sexually Explicit Photos Of A ChildAshley Renea Hilligoss (37, Citrus Springs) has pleaded guilty to producing photos depicting a minor child being sexually abused. She faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison and a potential life term of supervised release. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
Man Sentenced For Methamphetamine ChargeJason R. Coody, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida announced the sentencing of Roger Slaughter, 35, of Perry, Florida. Slaughter was sentenced to five years in federal prison followed by four years of supervised release. Slaughter’s sentence was the result of a guilty plea to one count of possession with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of actual methamphetamine.
Counseling Center Owner And Provider Sentenced For Medicaid Fraud, Conspiracy, False Statements, And Identity TheftJason R. Coody, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida announced the sentencings of Stephanie Lynn Fleming, 43, and Helen Elizabeth Storey, 39, both of Waldorf, Maryland, and both formerly of Tallahassee, Florida. Fleming was sentenced to a total of three years and one day in prison followed by three years of supervised release. Storey was sentenced to a total of two years and one day in prison followed by three years of supervised release.
Two Pensacola Men Guilty To Federal Child Pornography Production IndictmentsMichael J. McClure, 44, of DeFuniak Springs, and Jeffrey W. Boone, Jr., 32, of Shalimar, pled guilty this past week to federal charges related to the production and distribution of child pornography, announced Jason R. Coody, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. Though the two cases are similar in nature, the federal indictments were independently handed down by a grand jury in Pensacola earlier this year.
Tallahassee Doctor Sentenced For Committing Health Care Fraud Dr. Moses de-Graft Johnson, 47, a dual citizen of the United States and Ghana, was sentenced to seven years in federal prison, for committing health care fraud, conspiracy to commit health care fraud, and aggravated identity theft.
Two Suspected Shot By Deputies After Attempting To Run Over PCSO Deputies While Fleeing Law EnforcementThree PCSO deputies were forced to shoot at a vehicle that was fleeing from Bowling Green Police when the driver of the vehicle attempted to run them over while they were assisting with placing stop sticks and maintaining a perimeter along the route.
Former Probation Officer With FDOC ArrestedThe Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has arrested a former Probation Officer with Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) after an investigation revealed he misused his position and sexually battered at least two people.
Man Sentenced For Possessing Fentanyl And A FirearmU.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. has sentenced Laquan De’Shay Jones (23, Apopka) to seven years in federal prison for possessing fentanyl with the intent to distribute it and for possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The court also ordered Jones to forfeit the firearm and ammunition that he was carrying as part of the offense.
Gainesville Man Sentenced For Production Of Child PornographySteven Michael Krpata, Jr., 43, of Gainesville, Florida, was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for production of child pornography. The sentence was announced by Jason R. Coody, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.
Man Arrested For Second Degree MurderAt 6:38 p.m. on Monday, November 15th, police responded to a person shot outside near 3110 47th Avenue South.
Orlando Man And His Girlfriend Arrested For Attempted MurderA Davenport man and woman were stabbed Monday morning, November 15, 2021 at their residence in the Thrive apartment complex, and detectives from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office were able to locate the suspect later that afternoon in Orange County.
Naval Flight Officer Convicted Of Firearms Conspiracy And Lying During Security Clearance Background InvestigationA federal jury has found Fan Yang (36, Jacksonville) guilty of conspiring with his co-defendants Ge Songtao (51, Nanjing, People’s Republic of China) and Yang Yang (36, Jacksonville) to violate U.S. firearms laws, making false written statements to federally licensed firearms dealers during the purchase of two firearms, and making false written statements as part of a security clearance background investigation. Fan Yang faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 16, 2022.
Polk Sheriff's Charities Giving Away Free TurkeysPolk Sheriff's Charities, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit charitable organization, is sponsoring a free turkey giveaway Saturday, November 20, 2021, at three Polk County locations.
SCF Celebrating 100 Years Of JazzThe State College of Florida's (SCF) Big Band and Jazz Combo are celebrating 100 years of jazz at the "Century of Swing" concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at SCF Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W.
Sandy Claws Beach Run Returns On Siesta BeachKick off the holiday season by participating in the 45th annual Sandy Claws Beach Run on Siesta Beach, Saturday, Dec. 11.