JACKSONVILLE, FL – Police have arrested 14-year-old Mitchell Daughtry after they say he stabbed his mother to death before stealing the family car and trying to commit suicide.
On the day she was murdered, 52-year-old Pamela Daughtry sent texts to her older daughter asking her to come home and talk to her brother because he was angry.
She did not see the text until an hour later and by time she got home, it was too late. She walked into the home to find her mother had been stabbed to death and that her brother had taken items from a safe before leaving in their mother’s 2007 Volvo.
That night, Daughtry started sending out texts to friends and family, admitting what he’d done. Police would locate him five miles away in South Florida after he had taken pills in a botched suicide attempt.
Daughtry was initially taken into custody under a state law allowing for the detainment of those suspected to be mentally ill. After a short stay in a mental health facility, Daughtry was transferred to Duval County jail on second-degree murder charges.…
BONITA SPRINGS, FL – Police have arrested and charged two men from Missouri in connection with the murder of Dr. Teresa Sievers, a popular doctor who was found dead inside her Florida home.
The 46-year-old mother of two operated the Restorative Health and Healing Center with her husband, Mark, and was well-known for her work with transgender patients.
On June 29, Sievers left her husband and two daughters at a Connecticut gathering and returned home. The next day she was found dead inside her home.
At the time, police offered no motive or the manner in which she was killed, but neighbors said they were told a hammer was involved. Neighbors would also report hearing a shrill sound and a man’s voice shouting coming from Sievers’ home at around 5 a.m. that morning.
Investigators have kept pretty tight-lipped regarding their investigation until now, revealing they have arrested two men from Missouri in connection with the woman’s murder.
HOMESTEAD. FL – Police have arrested four Homestead Job Corp students for their roles in the death of 17-year-old Jose Guardado, who was brutally murdered with a machete then buried in a shallow grave.
Guardado went missing on June 28 after being dropped off at the Job Corps facility. His brother would find his body several days later, buried in a shallow grave in some woods near the Job Corps center.
It didn’t take long before police had arrested four students at the school, with a fifth arrest pending.
Kaheem Arbelo, 20; Christian Colon, 19; Jonathan Lucas, 18; and Desiray Strickland, 18, have all admitted to police that they were responsible for the teen’s murder, a murder that had been planned weeks in advance. The motive behind the murder reportedly stemmed from the victim owing money to Arbelo, his roommate and an alleged drug dealer,
Law enforcement describe the accused students as bullies that operated inside Homestead Job Corps, a live-in school and vocational training program run by the U.S. Department of Labor designed for at-risk students.…
ORLANDO, FL — Police have arrested 29-year-old Kiria Ferris after she barricaded her two toddlers in her apartment so she could go out and drink margaritas.
One of Ferris’ neighbors called police at around 8 p.m. Saturday night to report she had found Ferris’ twin toddler sons playing in the rain near a lake. She took the 2-year-old’s back to their mother’s apartment, but no one was home.
When police arrived, the found the door to Ferris’ apartment wide open with plywood an bicycles blocking the entrance.
Inside the apartment, all three bedrooms were locked, a bookshelf was toppled over in the middle of the family room, and an unlocked bathroom contained a pile of toys and some toxic toilet bowl cleaner.
Police managed to contact Ferris who told them she was on her way home from work. This turned out to be a lie, as evident by the red wristband she was wearing that showed she’d been drinking at a local margarita festival.
Ferris admitted she’d barricaded her two kids in the apartment so she could go drinking at Margarita Fest with friends.…
PEMBROKE PINES, FL – Police would like any information regarding the person(s) who beat a dog to death, then placed its body on the owner’s doorstep with a note that read: “We beat it to death lol!”
Ronald Boisvert said he last saw his 13-year-old Pomeranian named Fox when his girlfriend took him outside last Friday. The next day, a neighbor found Fox dead on the back porch of Boisvert’s condo.
Taped to the dog’s body was a handwritten note which read: “WE BEAT IT 2 Death lol! (smiley face) HAHAHA!”
The dog was taken to Saint Francis Animal Hospital where a veterinarian found the dog had 10 broken ribs, missing teeth and a broken back. Dr. Ron Ridge said Fox was likely kicked to death.
Pembroke Pines police said this appears to be an isolated incident and do not believe that other animals in the area are in danger. They are asking anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Pembroke Pines Police Department at (954)431-2200 or call Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS.…
PENSACOLA, FL – We haven’t reported on a murder tied to witchcraft in years, but that’s exactly what police say was involved in the murders of a Florida family who were found beat with a hammer and with their throats slit.
Voncile Smith, 77, was found dead in her Pensacola home on Friday, along with her sons, 49-year-old John William and 47-year-old Richard Smith.
They all had been beaten to death with a claw hammer and their throats had been slit. Smith had also been shot in the neck that police believe was done to incapacitate him.
According to Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan, the way the family were killed and the way their bodies were positioned, leads them to believe that their deaths were a “ritualistic killing” tied to last week’s blue moon.
Authorities have questioned a person of interest but haven’t made an arrest or released the person’s identity. They have said there was no forced entry into the home or robbery, and that their person of interest is a white male who practices witchcraft.…
POLK COUNTY, FL – Police have charged Cheyanne Jessie, 25, with the murder of her father and her 6-year-old daughter before hiding their bodies.
Mark Weekly, 50, and his granddaughter, Meredith Jessie, were reported missing by Cheyanne Jessie on Saturday. They were last seen on July 18 at Weekly’s home, where Weekly often cared for Meredith.
When police checked Weekly’s home, they found blood splatter all over the house and detected a foul odor that Cheyanne said was a raccoon that had died under the house. After interviewing Cheyanne and other friends and family members, they learned that Cheyanne had told at least seven different stories regarding her daughter’s whereabouts.
When confronted with these allegations, Cheyanne admitted that she and her father got into an argument at his home regarding her new boyfriend. She claims Weekly brandished a knife and began swinging it around, accidentally stabbing and his granddaughter. Cheyanne said she was able to get the upper-hand and kill her father in self-defense.
Even if any of that were true, which evidence points to it all being a crock of shit, it doesn’t explain what Cheyanne admitted to doing next.…
PALATKA, FL – Police have charged an 11-year-old boy with battery after they say he choked a 4-year-old child who is currently hospitalized in critical condition.
Police responded to a home at the Westover Mobile Home Park after receiving a 911 call around 4 a.m. regarding a 4-year-old child who was not breathing.
The responding officer performed CPR on the boy until paramedics arrived and transported him to the hospital.
Police noticed the injured child had strangulation marks on his neck, so they began interviewing the 12 people who lived in the home – six adults and six children eleven years old and under – and eventually determined that an 11-year-old boy was responsible for choking the toddler.
Police arrested the boy in the presence of his mother and placed him in a juvenile detention center on a charge of aggravated battery resulting in serious damage.
Capt. Dick Schauland of the Sheriff’s Office said the 11-year-old had only been back in the home a short time after returning from a Miami rehab program.…
CITRUS COUNTY, FL – Robert Doyle, 51, has been charged with murder after shooting 41-year-old Candelerio Gonzalez to death in front of his family during a road rage incident.
What do you get when you put two men with anger issues in the same place, at the same time, if one of them also happens to be armed with a gun? If you guessed one man dead in the middle of a neighborhood street and the other man charged with murder, you would be correct.
Doyle was with his wife in one vehicle, while Gonzalez was in another with his wife, daughter and grandchild. No word on what happened, exactly, but Doyle did something on the road that really, really pissed Gonzalez off. So much so that Gonzalez decided to follow Doyle home to get an address for police.
So while Doyle was being chased home by Gonzalez, both parties were on the phone with 911 reporting the other. You can listen to portions of the 911 calls in the video below, but basically it entailed Doyle telling 911 he was being followed to his home by an unknown individual who he was going to “shoot in the head” with the gun he had “cocked, locked and ready to go.”
Gonzalez’ wife was also talking with 911, explaining they were following an “idiot” who had been driving like a moron and who someone needed to “smack the crap out of.” Despite the dispatcher telling them to disengage and to let the police handle it from there, hot heads prevailed and Doyle pulled in front of his house with Gonzalez pulling up behind him.…
COOPER CITY, FL – David Solomon, 47, is facing two sexual assault on a minor charges after he police say he repeatedly molested an 11-year-old boy who played on the baseball team he coached.
The boy came forward and told police that Solomon had been playing a series of games with his pecker that Solomon “The Claw” and “The Wedgie Bush.”
The boy said one incident happened in April during a sleepover at Solomon’s house and another happened during a car ride. During the sleepover, the victim said Solomon molested him about five to eight times on separate occasions.
When he finally told Solomon that he wasn’t comfortable with him grabbing his junk, Solomon told him not to tell anyone or he would break the “bro code.” The boy told his mother and she pulled him out of the baseball camp and confronted the suspect. I couldn’t find any details regarding this confrontation or why police were not called at that time.
Deputies said it wasn’t until the news leaked out that some of the victim’s former teammates told him that they too were molested by Solomon.…
LAKELAND, FL – 45-year-old “school paraprofessional” Alecia Dotson was arrested Tuesday after a mother found some rather…upsetting…texts between Dotson and her 11-year-old son.
Eleven years old? HOLY SHADES OF MARY KAY LETOURNEAU, BATMAN! But wait. Do I remember this correctly? Ah, yes. Mary Kay was “only” 34 when she got busy with 12-year-old Vili.
Gary Gross, a sergeant with the Lakeland Police Department, indicated that the mother contacted police after discovering the texts between Dotson and her son. “There were approximately 100 text messages sent back and forth between the two,” Sgt. Gross said.
Did I mention that the officer’s last name is “Gross”? Were this a bit of fiction I was crafting, that would be called “foreshadowing.”
Once police began investigating, they had access to the boy’s phone, during which time Dotson sent texts saying “Love bug what are you doing” and “I’ll be sure to tell her we won’t have sex on the first visit…LOL.”
On Tuesday, she sent another text asking, “Are you awake love bug?” Unaware she was now communicating with law enforcement officers instead of a prepubescent boy, she arranged a meeting the boy at a local cinema for a bit of something that did not involve watching a movie.…
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.…