MOUNT DORA, FL – A 45-year-old detention deputy with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and improper exhibition of a firearm last Monday after following another vehicle and brandishing a gun at the couple in the car.
It appears that Thomas J. Thompson was not in a good mood following his arrest, since he was arrested–again!–Wednesday on a domestic violence charge related to an argument between him and his wife that Monday night.
Let’s get this little bit of business out of the way before someone gets confused: yes, I described Thompson as a detention deputy with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Different words are used in different jurisdictions, but understand that the phrase in question tags Thompson as a jailer. Not a police officer.
Way back when, I was a juvenile detention officer. Yes, officer. My official title was Court Services Officer, and I did indeed carry a shiny badge proclaiming my name, title, and county; in the course of my job, I was required to make decisions regarding crimes committed and those accused of committing crimes.…
The bodies of 30-year-old Elizabeth Flores and her kids, 7-year-old Xavier Neff and 2-year-old Sofia Chiddo, were found by a friend on Saturday after not hearing from them since Friday.
Police have confirmed that all four of the victims died from gunshot wounds, and have since called the case a murder suicide. Police do not have a motive for the killings and are continuing to investigate.
The shootings may have taken place Friday night, as one neighbor reported hearing noises at that time but thought it was fireworks.
“We were in the house last night and I got there at 8 p.m. We heard like firecrackers and I said to my daughter are you sure it was fireworks,” said the neighbor. “She said ya mom it had to be fireworks last night so we didn’t think about it.”
Neighbors say that the family was often seen outside playing, but that they were very private and keep to themselves. …
LAKELAND, FL – Police have charged 32-year-old Crystal Kinder with two counts of kidnapping after she took two young kids from a local park.
On Monday afternoon, three, young cousins where playing at Parker Street Park when they were approached by Kinder. In a matter of minutes, Kinder had walked off with two of the kids – ages three and five.
“Unfortunately they weren’t supervised for a few minutes, and that was just enough time for her to come up, see these kids, and she carried one and held the other by the hand, and she walked off,” Lakeland Police Sgt. Gary Gross said.
The third child told a family member, 25-year-old Keith Campbell, that his two cousins were missing. Campbell asked others if they had seen where the two kids went, and he was pointed in the direction they had left with Kinder.
Luckily, Campbell located Kinder with the two children six blocks away at the Best Motel. Kinder gave the children back to Campbell unharmed and without incident.…
MIAMI, FL – Four Florida teens have been arrested after they allegedly forced a mentally disabled teen “to perform oral, anal and vaginal sex acts” in a janitor’s closet at their high school.
The incident happened earlier this year at North Miami Senior High, but is just making the news now, as the four teens are about to go to trial.
According to court documents, one of the boys took the girl’s hand and led her into a janitor’s closet. Once inside, they were joined by three more boys who all participated in gang raping the mentally challenged teen, according to arrest forms.
A security guard caught the boys as they were leaving the closet and asked the girl what was going on. Although the boys reportedly told her not to tell anyone what had happened, she immediately told the guard that the boys had just gang raped her.
HIALEAH, FL – Jesús “Jesse” Menocal, Jr., a sergeant with the Hialeah Police Department, was suspended with pay after he allegedly led a 17-year-old girl to an empty room in a police substation and insist that she undress in front of him.
The teen and her 20-year-old girlfriend allege that this is what went down:
After pulling them over after making a U-turn, Menocal ordered the 17-year-old to get in the back of his squad car and instructed the 20-year-old to follow him to the nearby police substation. There he took the younger to a private room and begin asking some questions that seem to fall quite a bit outside the usual LE repertoire when interviewing suspects or civilians.
For example, “How do you have intercourse?” To which the teen replied, “Why do I need to answer that? Why is that necessary?” Menocal insisted she answer, so she told him about intimate relations between her and her girlfriend.
The inappropriate questions didn’t stop there, though. “After, he asked if I was a virgin.…
Bradenton, FL — Ashley Miller, 18, is facing criminal charges after Bradenton investigators found numerous selfies of her and her pit bull, 2-face, participating in a little canine cunnilingus, stored on a cellphone.
The phone was apparently searched during a separate investigation into the transmission of harmful material to a minor earlier this month. No further details on that particular case, though.
According to the police report, investigators found 17 photos of a “canine performing oral sex on an unknown white female,” in a folder labeled “2-face fun.” Miller admitted to being that unknown white female.
She admitted to police that when she was in the mood for a little somethin’ somethin’, she would call 2-face into a bedroom in her grandmother’s house, remove her clothing, and it was on. That’s where the fun ended, though — she never touched the dog herself or allowed any sort of penetration. Standards… she’s got ’em.
Miller went on to tell police that this has been going on for about 5 years, and she has coaxed the dog to go down on her about 30-40 times.…
WINTER GARDEN, FL – According to reports, 43-year-old David Rossman net a horrific end after he fell into a cardboard compactor while trying to clear a jam, and was subsequently crushed to death by the machine.
On Monday, Rossman was working at a Robert Wallick Associates, a recycling facility, when a machine that compacts cardboard became jammed. As Rossman tried to clear the jam, he fell in the machine and “got compacted in a stack of cardboard.”
The machine is 12 feet tall and you need to climb a ladder needed to reach the top. Several other employees were working at the time of the accident but none of them saw Rossman fall in. The machine was still running when his body was discovered.
Fire crews were called and were able to get Rossman out of the machine about 15 minutes later. According to Winter Garden police Lt. Scott Allen, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is now investigating and will determine if the business was following the appropriate safety measures.…
SILVER SPRING SHORES, FL – Tayvon Alexander and his girlfriend have been arrested after a 3-year-old boy was found with possible rib and facial fractures, as well as severe bruising to his face and torso.
With his arrest on Sunday in Marion County for charges of aggravated child abuse after his alleged treatment of a three-year-old child, I’m thinking 23-year-old Tayon L. Alexander has used up his 15 minutes of fame. (And God help us all: Florida? AGAIN?)
Based on Alexander’s many Facebook selfies and the subsequently unsubstantiated report that “Well loox like i got the part az a model forreal. they payin 4 the flight up 2 new york and i can make a retainer of $10,000 a month. loox like im gonna b livin it the fukk up now!!!!!!”(Translation: “Well, it looks like I got the part as a model. They’re paying for the flight up to New York, and I can make a retainer of $10,000 a month. Looks like I’m going to be living a nice lifestyle!”), I’m guessing Alexander believes his supposed 5’6″ 138-pound physique alone (c’mon, we have to rule out his writing abilities, don’t we?) is going to shoot him into the Kardashian-ist stratosphere.…
BAKER, FL – Nicole Parker, 30, was arrested for attempting to murder her husband by slitting his throat with a pocket knife.
Nicole Parker was in a truck driving around with her husband, 35-year-old Jerald Parker, and her ex-husband, when she and Jerald started arguing.
Jerald stopped to piss, at which point Nicole and her ex took off in the truck. Jerald walked home, making it there just before midnight. When get got there, Nicole and her ex were waiting and a fight started between Jerald and Nicole’s ex-husband.
During the fight, Nicole came up behind Jerald, pulled his head back with her left hand, and used a folding knife to slit his throat. As if that wasn’t enough, she then stabbed him under his left arm.
Jerald began bleeding, as one who has just had his throat slit by a crazy woman does, and Nicole then took off leaving Jerald to bleed to death.
Luckily for Jerald, his family was able to stop him from hemorrhaging by applying pressure to his wounds.…
NORTH NAPLES, FL – Four years ago we reported on Christopher Serna, the psycho who decapitated his new girlfriend and pinned her nipples to a door. On Friday he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 50 years in prison.
Last year Serna’s defense attorney was talking about using the insanity defense, which is rarely used despite what television and movies will have you believe, and barring the gruesome crime scene photos from being seen by potential jurors.
I guess they changed their mind and figured a plea deal and a half-century behind bars was the best they were ever gonna get for their client.
“This saved the family from having to relive the case and hear again what he did to her,” said Samantha Syoen, a spokeswoman for the state attorney. “In many people’s eyes, this is virtually a life sentence.”
I can sort of understand the family of Suzane Bishop agreeing to the deal and not rehashing the details of Bishop’s murder in court, complete with crime scene photos, as they were pretty horrific.…
A family says they watched Falbo purposely drive a riding lawnmower over a mother duck and her 11 duckling, spraying feathers, bones and little beaks into the grass.
“We were horrified,” said Boyd Jentzsch. “I couldn’t believe it was happening. It was totally disgusting.”
Jentzsch, who regularly fed the ducks in his yard, confronted Falbo as he sat on his mower. He claims Falbo was a cartoon villain and ran over the ducklings again while laughing. Only two of the ducklings survived, along with the mother.
Police questioned Falbo a few hours after the incident. He denied intentionally running over the ducklings, stating the lawn’s grass was too high for him to see them.
Noting in their report that the ducks died “cruelly and viciously with extreme intent,” he was arrested and charged with nine counts of animal cruelty. He is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail on $27,000 bail.…
JACKSONVILLE, NC – Anthony Young, 37, has been arrested for murdering his 1-year-old daughter by slitting her throat with a steak knife.
Police responded to a 911 call from Young at 5:20 a.m. announcing that he had just murdered his daughter. Police officers would find the still warm body of 1-year-old Ruby-Rayne Young inside a bedroom. Efforts to revive the child were unsuccessful.
Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller noted that Ruby-Rayne died from a single cut to her throat. A kitchen steak knife was found at the home and is believed to be the murder weapon.
“It was very, a bloody scene,” said Miller. “It almost brought me to tears.”
Young was arrested at the scene and taken to Onslow County Jail and is being held on murder charges without bond. A court hearing was held Monday, May 4th, where Young waived his right to make a first appearance during the hearing. No motive has been given for the murder.
Young and the child’s mother, Jewelie Reedy, had shared custody of Ruby-Rayne.…
HUDSON, FL – A 13-year-old boy shot and killed his 6-year-old brother and wounded his 16-year-old brother before committing suicide, following a heated argument over food.
The three siblings were home alone Wednesday while their mother and an older brother were at work. At some point they were eating dinner and an argument broke out over food.
That’s when authorities say the 13-year-old retrieved a handgun and used it to fatally shoot his little brother. He then shot his older brother before turning the gun on himself.
The 16-year-old suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was able to call police. The scene was reportedly so grisly that a crisis intervention team was brought in for the responding deputies.
“This is a nightmare when you hear about the ages of these boys,” said Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco. “A 6-year-old that was probably playing in his room, an argument over food, and he lost his life.”
Details regarding the argument, the names of those involved and how the boy was able to get his hands on a gun have not been released at this time.…
PLANT CITY, FL – Izbella Bronson was killed after the A 2-year-old fell out of her great-grandmother’s minivan and was accidentally run over.
According to Hillsborough County deputies, Izbella Bronson was with 69-year-old Alice Barber in a 2008 Kia Sedona, waiting at the end of Barber’s private dirt driveway to pick up the girl’s brothers as they got off their school bus.
As Izbella’s 7-year-old brother ran ahead of the vehicle towards the house, Barber allowed Izbella and her 9-year-old brother to sit on the floor of the minivan with one of the side doors open as she proceeded back up the driveway.
“Sometimes, the kids would sit there and dangle their feet out and she would travel very slowly,” said HCSO spokesperson Larry McKinnon. “Unfortunately, this time on the way back, she obviously hit something that knocked the child out.”
Izbella ended up falling underneath the minivan and was ran over by one of the vehicle’s rear tires, which makes the entire story more horrific when combined with that “very slowly” portion of McKinnon’s statement.…
Marshall and 65-year-old Theodore Hubbell Jr. owned property next to each other off a dirt road in a rural subdivision call Bokeelia. Marshall and his wife had purchased the property with hopes of building a home with a shed there.
Hubbell was upset with Marshall for clear cutting parts of the property and covering over gopher tortoise burrows. In Florida, the gopher tortoise is listed as Threatened. Both the tortoise and its burrow are protected under state law. Gopher tortoises must be relocated before any land clearing or development takes place, and property owners must obtain permits from the FWC before capturing and relocating tortoises.
Hubbell explained this to Marshall and uncovered the buried burrows. Marshall was upset with this and contacted his attorney, Robert Harris, who instructed him to contact police to get a restraining order. Marshall did contact police but there isn’t a restraining order against Hubbell.…
DAVENPORT, FL – Victor Solano has been arrested after Polk County deputies say he hanged his dog from a tree for making a mess in his trailer.
Solano had initially asked his neighbors to borrow a gun so he could shoot the 18-month-old pit-bull for making the mess. This, as we all know, being the standard method of disciplining animals when they misbehave.
When neighbors refused to let the Solano have a loaded firearm, he tied a rope around the dog’s neck and hanged it from a tree, killing it. Solano then tied the rope to an ATV and dragged the dog to a local pond where he dumped the body.
Investigators were able to recover the dog’s body and delivered it to Polk County Animal Control. Solano was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty and unlawful disposal of a dead domestic animal.
This isn’t Solano’s first brush with the law. He was released from prison in March 2013 and had been arrested on previous charges of burglary, larceny, carrying a concealed weapon, battery domestic violence, and violation of parole.…
Apoka, FL – Trinity Bachmann, 13, was hit and killed by a car while sitting in the middle of the road throwing a temper tantrum.
The Apopka Memorial Middle School student was returning from the Central Florida Fair in Orlando with her mother, Janice Pedroza, 36, and a group of her friends. Bachmann, a rising member of the Future Farmers of America, was at the fair showing off her pig.
After stopping to drop off one of the kids, they began to fight over who was going to sit in the front seat. Bachmann became upset and walked away from the vehicle telling her mom she would rather walk the three miles home than get back in the car.
Dressed in dark clothing, Bachmann walked into the middle of a barely lit road and sat down. Her mother tried to force her off the road as a car approached, but they were too late.
Jackie Suggs who lives across the street from where the incident took place said, “We heard arguing going on and stepped outside.…
HOLLY HILL, FL – Christopher Taft has been arrested after police say the 21-year-old shot his sister in the ass with a BB gun because she made him a penis cake for his birthday.
According to police, Taft shot his sister after she gave him a birthday cake that was shaped like a dick. Taft told police he didn’t mean to hurt his sister when he shot her, he just thought it would be a funny response.
The BB ended up embedded in his sister’s ass cheek, but she refused to be transported to the hospital. She said she would go herself and did not want to pursue charges against her brother.
Police noted the woman’s request, then arrested Taft and charged him with aggravated battery and battery causing bodily harm. He was released from Volusia County jail the following day.
Last time I ever heard of a shooting involving a penis cake, it was regarding Jaded getting pissed she didn’t get one on her birthday. In fact, let’s make it up to Jaded.…